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Old 12-26-2004, 01:59 AM   #1
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Uninstalling programs?

I have just installed bittorrnet and can't get it to run, so i wont to take it off and put on bittornado. how can this be done.

bittorent is rpm
bittornado is a tar.gz
Old 12-26-2004, 02:02 AM   #2
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to remove the bittorrnet rpm, in a terminal type:

rpm -e bittorrnet

to install bittornado, in a terminal such as konsole or xterm, cd to the directory where the tar.gz file is, type "tar -xzvf <filename>.tar.gz" and it will create a that directory, and there should be a README or INSTALL file that you can read for instructions on how to install it...usually it's a matter of:

make install (as root)

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Old 12-26-2004, 03:37 AM   #3
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Other options: use stow, encap, or checkinstall for non-rpm applications.
stow and encap will install into one directory and symlink to traditional file locations. to uninstall, just delete the folder wherein the file is installed, and use a utility like symlink to track down dangeling symlinks and delete them. checkinstall will make an installable rpm from a tarball, which can be deleted with the 'rpm -e <filename>' command.
Old 12-26-2004, 04:14 AM   #4
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Here's a tip: If you ever want to uninstall a software package from source(tar.gz), untar it and run:
make uninstall
It works with most .tar.gzs'; see the documentation if it doesn't work.


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