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Old 11-09-2003, 12:28 PM   #1
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Is there an equivelent of RegCleaner for Linux?


Hey Guys

Over the past 6 months I've installed and complied that many RPM,s and Taz.Gz's I've lost track of what is on my HDD.

Is there a program that can search for all installed programs, and any files that have been not unistalled when programs are uninstalled?

(Like RegCleaner 4.3 for windows?)

Thanks Guys
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Old 11-09-2003, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: Is there an equivelent of RegCleaner for Linux?

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Originally posted by sergeantroach
Hey Guys

Over the past 6 months I've installed and complied that many RPM,s and Taz.Gz's I've lost track of what is on my HDD.

Is there a program that can search for all installed programs, and any files that have been not unistalled when programs are uninstalled?

(Like RegCleaner 4.3 for windows?)

Thanks Guys
SergeantRoach
The simplistic and quick answer is NO.
Since Linux doesn't use any central file
to store it's configuration there's no such
thing to be cleaned.

As for un-installing. If you use RPM to
remove a package it should be clever enough
to remove it completely. If you use tarballs,
you need to remove stuff yourself, either
using "make uninstall" (provided you still
have the source directory). For future use
I recommend using checkinstall ...

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-09-2003, 05:54 PM   #3
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For tgzs, you might want to use the install scripts from slackware.
On my old 386sx, I used slackware 3.0. The script packge was hd-install (I think.)

You can get just about any version online. Just find a mirror and use google's site search function.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 09:02 PM   #4
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For checking rpm's, you mentioned that is how you did most of the installs just log in as root and type in:

rpm -qa > rpm.txt

You now have a list of all the rpm's on your system, you can then proced to remove any you don't want:

rpm -e somerpm
 
  


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