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Old 12-20-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
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uninstalling softwares in mandrake

hiya all
can any1 tell me how to uninstall software in mandrake10 .You help is apprechieted
Old 12-20-2004, 12:32 PM   #2
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Well, there are three methods:

1) Use RPMDrake, Mandrake's RPM manager to install RPM packaged programs.
2) Some programs require you to compile them for your system (you'll see tarballs in the tar.gz format, for instance). You use the make install commands for that (see the documentation that comes with those programs).
3) Some programs contain their own installer which runs as a script or a combination of a script and Loki's graphical installer. Examples of this include Quake 3 Arena, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Unreal Tournament 2003/2004, Doom 3, etc.

Then there's the fourth way:
If you are attempting to run Windoze programs, then you want to use wine, Crossover Office (wine on steroids), wineX, or Transgaming's Cedega (basically wineX on steroids). For those, you install them by using the command to run the Windoze executable, and the program installs into a fake Windows disk located in your user account.
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I think he meant, UNinstall, not install. What I do is if it's packaged software that came with Mandrake, go to System Configuration and go to Softare Management. If it's an rpm that you installed, do rpm -qa | grep <name> and it will tall you the package name. Then do rpm -e <package name> and it will remove it. You can use RPMDrake to remove rpms also.

If it's something easy like firefox or mozilla that comes in a tarball (tar.gz) you can just delete the folder. This might be a little bit of a "dirty" way to uninstall something but if everything is self-contained within the folder, why not?
Old 12-21-2004, 04:01 AM   #4
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In most cases of .tar.gz packages, make uninstall will do.
Old 12-22-2004, 09:38 AM   #5
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thanks for ya help ppl. yeah im hoping for penguin to replace that windows logo key in keyboards heh


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