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Old 07-09-2003, 08:18 PM   #1
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How do i uninstall a program?

How do i uninstall a program under RH8, Kde, specifically WindowMaker. I installed windowmaker but its the wrong version and it dosnt work right so i would like to uninstall it and try it again, maybe with the newest version. Thanks
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depends on how you installed it mate...

Old 07-09-2003, 10:29 PM   #3
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some programs allow you to 'make uninstall'. you can keep track of where files are installed by doing a

'make install | grep install' > program.log

i thinnk that should work...
Old 07-10-2003, 12:54 AM   #4
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Try rpm

According to your earlier posts you were having trouble installing
WindowMaker using rpm. So if you installed it with rpm then you should uninstall it with rpm.

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Take a look at the rpm man pages:
man rpm
The rpm -e option is used to uninstall packages so you need to issue a command something like:
rpm -e windowmaker
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Thanks whoever posted the keyboard shortcut to cut and paste.
this is what i got when i tried to uninstall the RPM

error: package WindowMaker is not installed
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

Ok i think i figured out what happend, I installed an earlier version of WindowMaker and when i tried to install the RPM newer version it did not overwrite the older version. All i need to do now is uninstall the previous version but i dont know how. I tried make uninstall but it dosnt work, any more tips would be helpful. thanks
Old 07-10-2003, 08:33 AM   #6
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Looks like an RPM database problem. Try to rebuld it.

#rpm -rebuilddb


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