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Old 12-27-2004, 12:21 AM   #1
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Question Uninstalling Software?


Hey, I've been using MandrakeLinux for a while now and I've been installing most my software from rpm's through the nice rpmdrake utility which I prefer. But sometimes I cannot find an application through it or the ones available or old or buggy, so I download the source, compile, and install through the command line. But I don't know how to uninstall software I used this method on. Is there anyway I can get a list of what I previously installed and uninstall software I don't use?
 
Old 12-27-2004, 12:27 AM   #2
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if you still have the tarballs from when you installed, simply "make uninstall"
if not, then:
download it again
./configure
make
make uninstall
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:40 AM   #3
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next time u could use a utility called checkinstall that will compile the source to an rpm so it would be easier to manage and remove

./configure
make
su
<your password>
checkinstall
 
Old 12-27-2004, 02:24 AM   #4
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cool thx guys, I'll try the checkinstall thing out next time.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 09:06 AM   #5
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You can use:

rpm -e [package name]

This will remove the rpm package.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:22 PM   #6
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I was talking about installed software from source not rpm's, but thanks.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 02:32 PM   #7
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Oops, my bad. Shoulda read the post more carefully! "make uninstall" should work...
 
Old 01-14-2005, 11:33 AM   #8
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Exactly how do i use this, i mean i installed opera through a tarball now exactly where should i put these commands?
Thanks
 
Old 01-14-2005, 01:53 PM   #9
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Exactly how do i use this, i mean i installed opera through a tarball now exactly where should i put these commands?
Thanks
In the directory into which you unzipped the opera tarball, I believe.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 03:14 AM   #10
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Exactly how do i use this, i mean i installed opera through a tarball now exactly where should i put these commands?
Thanks
you could start it from the directory where you extracted it, or you could place a link to it in /usr/bin so you could type "opera" or whatever from any directory.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 11:35 AM   #11
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Originally posted by heema
next time u could use a utility called checkinstall that will compile the source to an rpm so it would be easier to manage and remove

./configure
make
su
<your password>
checkinstall
Althought i have already installed checkinstall package on my Fedora, when i use checkinstall in mplayer folder, it doesnt recognize the command!!! how can I fix it?
 
Old 01-16-2005, 01:53 PM   #12
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did u use it with the root acount ?

su
checkinstall
 
Old 01-16-2005, 04:08 PM   #13
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Question

Quote:
Originally posted by heema
did u use it with the root acount ?

su
checkinstall
I can use checkinstall now (i have to extend my PATH). However after config and make, when i use checkinstall, it give me a segmentation fault below, how can i fix????


checkinstall

checkinstall 1.5.3, Copyright 2001 Felipe Eduardo Sanchez Diaz Duran
This software is released under the GNU GPL.


The package documentation directory ./doc-pak does not exist.
Should I create a default set of package docs? [y]: y

Preparing package documentation...OK

Installing with "make install"...

========================= Installation results ===========================

Copying documentation directory...
/var/tmp/RdcUMbAIlMdDEcNZKKQO/installscript.sh: line 13: 20012 Segmentation fault mkdir -p "/usr/doc/MPlayer-1.0pre6a"

**** Installation failed. Aborting package creation.

Cleaning up...OK

Bye.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 02:01 PM   #14
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thanks for alll the clarifications in here
i got my doubts cleared

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