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Old 07-08-2003, 11:55 AM   #1
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uninstalling software in redhat 8.0

When I uninstall software with rpm -e I only delete the program from the database but do not physicaly remove it from the harddisk.
Due to various dependencies created when a program is installed, I can't remember by myself what exactly I ought to delete.
The question is whether there is such a program which manages this for me.

Thanx to everyone.
Old 07-08-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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Normally, "rpm -e" will remove the files. You can do an "rpm -ql <package name>" before you uninstall, to see which files will be removed, then go see if they were really removed.


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