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Old 08-28-2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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Newly installed programs disappear...RH9 Q

I recently had to reformat/reinstall RH9 and I'm wondering if I left something out that was/is needed for my anti-virus and Linuxconf 1.3 to run correctly. Both programs installed without any errors but after several searches (ie...find command, KDE Start menu/Find) I come up empty...(note: both are rpm packages that I just double-clicked on and RH9 did the rest).

"One" question I have is should I try to uninstall both via the cli, and if so, what rpm command is used for uninstall? Any suggestions on what I may have omitted during the reinstall???...
Old 08-28-2003, 03:00 PM   #2
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Linuxconf is not a gui app and your anti-virus probably runs as a daemon. Have you read the FAQ or any documentation on using them?

To change to the root account, open an x terminal and use these commands from your user account. Note the change in the prompt.
[fancy@tinwhistle fancy]$ su -
[root@tinwhistle root]# linuxconf
Did it launch?

Uninstall command:
rpm -e <packagename without the .rpm>

man rpm
info rpm
The big book for rpm: Maximum RPM

# Guides to software management
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 08-28-2003 at 03:02 PM.


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