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Old 07-21-2002, 02:38 AM   #1
enzo250gto
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uninstalling preinstalled packages


I did a search and everything I read said do a make uninstall in the program directory if the program is from source. Ok I understand that no problem. But what if the program was installed with the distro? I have Slackware 8.0 and would like to uninstall emacs so I can install the newer one. Is this the best way or can I just install over the existing? Thanks for the help.
 
Old 07-21-2002, 05:46 AM   #2
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That would be :
Code:
 removepkg [option]  packagename
The 4 options are:
-copy= copies to preserved package directory,creating a tree of original pkg without removing it.

-keep=used for debugging

-preserve=same as -copy but removes original pkg

-warn=shows what will happen if the pkg is removed

Most of this is cribbed from the Slackware essentials manual to help make this reply more understandable to someone besides myself
Note:you can only use one option at a time but you can list more than one pkg. I hope this helps.
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Old 07-21-2002, 07:18 AM   #3
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Use pkgtool. Check out this page.
 
Old 07-21-2002, 08:28 AM   #4
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Oh,yeah.
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Old 07-23-2002, 11:43 AM   #5
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rpm -qa |grep emacs |xargs rpm --uninstall might work too, dunno, i've never tried it.

try it with and with out the xargs
 
  


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