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Old 10-28-2004, 07:35 AM   #1
mickyg
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How do you uninstall a bin file?


Hi all, I've been wondering this for a while now... If I install something from a .bin file, how can I uninstall it?

Is it just as simple as "./<name of bin file>.bin --uninstall" or something like? Or does it depend on each bin file as to whether it gives you the option?

Cheers for any help.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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.bin files are not a standard format for program distribution, they are just generally used when distributing monolithic software from typically commerical busniesses. basically so they can give you some sort of automated installer. while this is nice for installation, they have no inherent framework to fit into , e.g. RPM databases... so they all work their own way. maybe some will have uninstallers, but it's their call completely. generally though you can just delete whatever files they have created, which in the case of these monolithic programs (e.g. Java SDK, Helix Server, Open Office) will be a dedicated subdirectory of /opt (i.e. "Program Files")
 
  


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