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Old 05-24-2004, 03:25 PM   #1
c.krueger
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Ok, so I need to uninstall tight-vnc on a machine running Redhat 9 at work. Unfortunatly my boss didn't install it using RPM's, he downloaded it in a tarball, and I have no idea how to uninstall this software from the computer. I already tried make uninstall in the source dir. Please help.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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"Ok, so I need to uninstall tight-vnc on a machine running Redhat 9 at work. Unfortunatly my boss didn't install it using RPM's, he downloaded it in a tarball, and I have no idea how to uninstall this software from the computer. I already tried make uninstall in the source dir. Please help."

I suggest that you use checkinstall:

http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/

Here is a thread that explains how to use checkinstall:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=181146

So what you need to do is:
1. Download and install checkinstall.
2. Use checkinstall to create a checkinstall rpm and reinstall checkinstall as a rpm package.
3. Use checkinstall to create a tight-vnc rpm package from the tight-vnc tarball.
4. Install the tight-vnc rpm package.
5. Use rpm to uninstall the tight-vnc rpm package, and tight-vnc is gone.
6. Go through all of your installed tarballs and change them to installed rpm packages.
7. Introduce your boss to checkinstall.

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Old 05-25-2004, 04:54 PM   #3
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vnc uninstall

Hmmm.. that would work if it was compiled during installation I guess. But I think it gets installed by running a script. The readme says the following:

Current Version : 1.2.8 (code) with 1.3dev1 additions with alternate authentication

Install TightVNC :

./install_vnc.sh

The requirement that PERL must exist has been done away with.
lsof is used to find an available display number instead.

So do I have to go through the script and delete files manually or something?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 10:22 AM   #4
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"But I think it gets installed by running a script."
"So do I have to go through the script and delete files manually or something?"

Probably. If tight-vnc has its own unique install script then probably the only was to uninstall it is to go through the script line by line and reverse whatever the tight-vnc install script does.

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