How do I uninstall software?

How do I uninstall software?

Post by strog.. » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 08:34:17



How can I uninstall software in linux, not using RPM?  Nobody seems to
know this, at least in any chat room or website I've been into.
Currently I'm trying to learn how to uninstall GCC, but any general
help would be appreciated.  TIA

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How do I uninstall software?

Post by Craig Orsinge » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 09:38:07



> How can I uninstall software in linux, not using RPM?  Nobody seems to
> know this, at least in any chat room or website I've been into.
> Currently I'm trying to learn how to uninstall GCC, but any general
> help would be appreciated.  TIA

        How did you install it in the first place? If
you used RPM, I suggest using RPM to uninstall. If you
used a tarball, then list out the tarball and use that
to create a script that removes all the files.

 
 
 

How do I uninstall software?

Post by strog.. » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 11:56:42


Hmm..  I guess it was a tarball.  (wasn't an RPM)  Can you go into a
little more detail on how to make that script, or point me towards a
website to find out how?




> > How can I uninstall software in linux, not using RPM?  Nobody seems
to
> > know this, at least in any chat room or website I've been into.
> > Currently I'm trying to learn how to uninstall GCC, but any general
> > help would be appreciated.  TIA

>    How did you install it in the first place? If
> you used RPM, I suggest using RPM to uninstall. If you
> used a tarball, then list out the tarball and use that
> to create a script that removes all the files.

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How do I uninstall software?

Post by John Hasle » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 12:38:03


Quote:strogian writes:
> Hmm..  I guess it was a tarball.  (wasn't an RPM) Can you go into a
> little more detail on how to make that script, or point me towards a
> website to find out how?

First try 'make uninstall'.  Why were you trying to install gcc from a
tarball, though?  Every distribution includes it.
--
John Hasler

Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI
 
 
 

How do I uninstall software?

Post by Bob Marti » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 14:37:54



> Hmm..  I guess it was a tarball.  (wasn't an RPM)  Can you go into a
> little more detail on how to make that script, or point me towards a
> website to find out how?

Most make files will have an unistall option, try that 'make
unistall'. If not you can always just delete the files that were
installed, look at the make file to see what was installed and
remove them.
--

Bob Martin

 
 
 

How do I uninstall software?

Post by E J » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 17:04:42


# tar tvfz j2sdk-1_3_0-update1-doc.tar.gz # list all the files in the
tarball

drwxrwxr-x java_re/java_re   0 2000-08-29 12:40:21 jdk1.3/
drwxrwxr-x java_re/java_re   0 2000-08-29 12:42:42 jdk1.3/docs/
-r--r--r-- java_re/java_re 23231 2000-08-29 09:19:28
jdk1.3/docs/index.html
drwxrwxr-x java_re/java_re     0 2000-08-29 12:40:22 jdk1.3/docs/images/
-r--r--r-- java_re/java_re   827 2000-04-19 10:16:27
jdk1.3/docs/images/bullet2.gif
...blah
...blah
...blah
-rw-r--r-- java_re/java_re    1357 2000-05-01 15:27:18
jdk1.3/docs/api/package-list
-rw-r--r-- java_re/java_re    8852 2000-05-01 15:27:18
jdk1.3/docs/api/help-doc.html
-rw-r--r-- java_re/java_re    1240 2000-05-01 15:27:18
jdk1.3/docs/api/stylesheet.css

$ man tar # for more information
$ info tar # for more information


> Hmm..  I guess it was a tarball.  (wasn't an RPM)  Can you go into a
> little more detail on how to make that script, or point me towards a
> website to find out how?




> > > How can I uninstall software in linux, not using RPM?  Nobody seems
> to
> > > know this, at least in any chat room or website I've been into.
> > > Currently I'm trying to learn how to uninstall GCC, but any general
> > > help would be appreciated.  TIA

> >       How did you install it in the first place? If
> > you used RPM, I suggest using RPM to uninstall. If you
> > used a tarball, then list out the tarball and use that
> > to create a script that removes all the files.

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