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Old 07-14-2003, 08:17 AM   #1
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Removing Installed Software

Okay, i installed some software. Pretty much Xmule and wxWindows. Now i can't find them anywhere. I figured i'd just uninstall them and then retry everything or something.

The only program documentation in the Slackware book is using pkgtool and stuff. I didn't use that. I just unzipped the tarball. ./configure, make, make install, make clean.

Where can i find these files and delete them? Or maybe i don't have to delete them if i can find them and run them.

Old 07-14-2003, 08:23 AM   #2
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Lance, Try... "whereis pkgname" or "locate pkgname", or "which pkgname".

The executable is probably in /usr/bin. If so, cd to that dir and then try: ./pkgname.

Old 07-14-2003, 10:25 AM   #3
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It is somewhat difficult to remove something when installed this way, AFAIK. Next time, you might want to use checkinstall to generate a slackware package or use native slackware packages from a site like

Or you can do something like this:

./configure||make||whatever||don't install anthing yet
cd / && find >system.find && cd -
make install (or whatever and include any other commands that will install files on the box)
cd / && find>system.find~ && diff system.find* >packagename.find && cd -

Anyways, you may need to update the slocate database before using the locate or slocate command.

Just run updatedb as root.

Last edited by iantri; 07-14-2003 at 10:27 AM.
Old 07-14-2003, 12:11 PM   #4
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Hi! Well I don't know how do you want to run wxWindows(I think it's just a library) but most of the programs you install have executables which are named exactly as the program, or are just cut down a bit(e.g. Gnome control center - gnomecc). If you install xmule try typing xm in the console and push the 'tab' button twice to see what choices do you have and maybe you'll see xmule's executable Well I'm installing it right now too so I'll check how to run it and then post it here Hope that anything I said here makes sense because I'm very tired now and there's a big chance that my sentences and explanations won't make any sence But hope this helps you!


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