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Old 07-25-2003, 02:21 PM   #1
Spyder~1
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Question Uninstall programs rh 8.0 Help the newbie!


I am using redhat 8.0, when I was setting it up I choose just about every package just because I wanted to play with it. Now I am running low on disk space and I wanted to delete some of the packages that I had added.

I am used to windows so the first thing I did was look for some sort of Add/Remove programs with no luck. I know that linux appz don't rely on a registery like windows does that mean I just have to rm the directory and that's it, how do I make sure I am not deleting something important that will make my system crash?

Thanks for you help
 
Old 07-25-2003, 02:42 PM   #2
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Red Hat does have a software manager and it is on the menu. If you can't find it, open an x terminal and command

redhat-config-packages

If you install the apt4rpm rpms, you can command

apt-get install synaptic

That will install a pointy-clicky software manager much better than Red Hat's.

# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 07-25-2003, 02:46 PM   #3
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If you want to do it from the CLI then:
rpm -e package
 
Old 07-25-2003, 04:01 PM   #4
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so now I know rpm -e. So how do I find a list of rpm's in my systems? Also is there a way to find out what rpm's a program consists of?

Last edited by jbeedham; 07-25-2003 at 04:17 PM.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 04:13 PM   #5
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Thanks to all

Thanks goes out to the Fancypiper

I have only just found this site but I have to say it is by far the best forums based site I have ever used. Thanks to all the pro's who have answered my stupid questions and saved me countless hours of frustration and reading.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 04:36 PM   #6
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so now I know rpm -e. So how do I find a list of rpm's in my systems? Also is there a way to find out what rpm's a program consists of?
# See rpms installed on current system
rpmquery --all | more
rpmquery --all > <filename>
rpmquery --all | grep -i <plaintext>

Maximum RPM
 
  


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