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Old 07-16-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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Removing software

I have a problem with amsn: the program keeps crashing. I don't know what causes it, but I want to remove the package and then compile it from source, maybe that will solve the problem.

But how do I remove a package? I heard of pkgtool; but when i type that into the console it says bash: pkgtool: command not found.
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you have to issue pkgtool as root or su.
Old 07-16-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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Two other suggestions:

1) If you're going to compile software, check out checkinstall (also available from slack as a *.tgz in the /extras/ directory). It replaces the 'make install' step and creates a Slackware (or RPM or DEB) package, so it'll be easier to uninstall.

2) Update your forum profile. It shows your distro as Mandrake.

--- Cerbere


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