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Old 09-11-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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Uninstalling .bin script installs

While working on a project, I mistakenly download jre when I needed jdk. I used:
sudo sh ./jre1.-1_5_0_12-linux-i586.bin
to install it, but now I need to uninstall it before I install jdk. When I use pkgtool, it shows it in there, but it won't remove it, and I can see it in /var/packages, but removepkg doesn't see it. So can anyone help?
Old 09-11-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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You've installed using the self-extracting image. Instructions are available at their website for removing the software too,

Old 09-11-2007, 03:04 PM   #3
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I don't understand how it got into /var/log/packages. I'd suggest you try creating a package from it by using src2pkg or trackinstall and then you'll be able to remove it.


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