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Old 05-22-2003, 10:26 AM   #1
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Some questions in general...

Hi just like to post a few questions....

Q1: Is there any way that i can list the RPMs installed on my computer? i know querying through rpm -qi <package name> is one way, but is there a way to list all of them? Also is it possible to list installed programs which are installed through "make install"?

Q2: Recently i installed Wine, and it worked fine for installing some programs. My question is, am I able to remove Wine together with these programs together through rpm -e wine? Or must i uninstall those programs first before removing Wine?

Q3: How do I uninstall these windows programs? Will the winuninstaller.exe help?

Q4: Apparently I was unable to use my mouse and keyboard when running a program in full screen mode from wine. Is it a problem with the configuration file under "~/.wine"? (Sorry for the repeat question, as that of my posting thread of Starcraft on Wine under Linux Software)

Q5: I was intending to install WineX since i intend to play more games. However, i have already installed Wine. Must I remove Wine in order to install WineX? Or can both coexist? Or is it possible to "upgrade" from Wine to WineX?

Q6: I have accidentally installed multiple versions of Quake2 unto my computer. How do i remove them? typing rpm -e quake2 just would not work...

I think i've posted many questions at one shot....sorry abt that
it would be sufficient to perhaps tell me if any documentation around the web would be able to give me some answers...of course if anyone knows the answers it would be best if they could enlighten me (and many others) a little....thanx!

P.S. I've heard about linux being a good OS in terms of flexibility, customisability and stability. Is there any other advantages of using linux? Or perhaps i will find out myself through time....?

Old 05-22-2003, 11:30 AM   #2
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1) rpm -qa

2) anything installed additionally is not goign to be removed by wine at all, only the files that rpm installed will be removed

3) delete them i guess.

4 + 5) no idea how to use wine, it sucks and should only ever be used for games...

6) well how did you install them? if you somehow installed the same rpm twice in the same way then they will have overwritten themselves, so just removing them with the --allmatches option (i think) will take both entires out
Old 05-23-2003, 12:12 AM   #3
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I would like to print the results of rpm -qa as it scrolls too fast to read all but the last entries but get the message that lpr can't read rpm -qa. If there a command that will slow down the scrolling so all entries can be read, would someone point me in the right direction to find it?

Old 05-23-2003, 02:03 PM   #4
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rpm -qa | less
will direct the output off the rpm command to less, which will display a page at a time (the thing inbetween is a vertical bar)
Old 05-23-2003, 02:20 PM   #5
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Thanks, Ox4B, I'll try that.
Old 05-23-2003, 03:28 PM   #6
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if u want to list them and check it later on a text file u can do this:

rpm -qa > rpmlist.txt

the rpmlist.txt should contain the list of the output
Old 05-23-2003, 05:18 PM   #7
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Yes, run "wine uninstaller" to remove programs in the same way you would in Windows.

WineX and Wine can co-exist, installed together.
Old 05-23-2003, 07:21 PM   #8
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as mr. fancypants has brought up may times - synaptic is an awesome way of gaining control of installed programs.

first grab apt-get for rpm *google it - not sure where it is*
then get synaptic
Old 07-24-2003, 07:36 AM   #9
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By the way if however you want print to the printer you type the follow

rpm -q -a |lpr

or if you are root you can print directly to the printer

rpm -q -a > /dev/lp0


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