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Old 04-11-2015, 03:37 PM   #1
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Can't Uninstall Firefox


I'm trying to get rid of Firefox on my computer. There is a Firefox directory in /usr/lib64/firefox-24.1.0 I try to delete it but I don't have permissions.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:43 PM   #2
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If you want to remove a program, use your distros package manager to remove it. You will need the root password to remove the program.

What distro are you running?

Deleting the directory /usr/lib64/firefox-24.1.0 may not remove the entire program. Linux programs have parts installed in many different directories.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:49 PM   #3
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If you want to remove a program, use your distros package manager to remove it. You will need the root password to remove the program.

What distro are you running?

Deleting the directory /usr/lib64/firefox-24.1.0 may not remove the entire program. Linux programs have parts installed in many different directories.
I'm running Slackware.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:55 PM   #4
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The command 'removepkg' will remove it.

You need to look in /var/log/packages/ to find the exact package name. The command 'ls -l /var/log/packages | grep firefox' will list the exact name.

Then 'removepkg firefoxexactpackagename' will remove it.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 04:09 PM   #5
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The command 'removepkg' will remove it.

You need to look in /var/log/packages/ to find the exact package name. The command 'ls -l /var/log/packages | grep firefox' will list the exact name.

Then 'removepkg firefoxexactpackagename' will remove it.
I ran

removepkg mozilla-firefox-24.1.0esr-x86_64-1 and I got

bash: removepkg: command not found

Sorry if I did something wrong still new to linux.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 04:16 PM   #6
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The commands are :
1) su <enter root password>
2) removepkg mozilla-firefox-24.1.0esr-x86_64-1
 
  


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