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    Unistalling Programs


    I normally copy sourcecode & rpm's to usr/local/src and install them from there but i noticed that when the files are extracted & installed they go to many different directories. This is my question. If i uninstall these programs how do i know/ verify that all files relating to that program is uninstalled?

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    Re: Unistalling Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by duster
    I normally copy sourcecode & rpm's to usr/local/src and install them from there but i noticed that when the files are extracted & installed they go to many different directories. This is my question. If i uninstall these programs how do i know/ verify that all files relating to that program is uninstalled?
    UNINSTALL OPTIONS

    Code:
           The general form of an rpm uninstall command is
    
                    rpm -e <package_name>+
    
           --allmatches
                  Remove all versions  of  the  package  which  match
                  <package_name>.  Normally  an  error  is  issued if
                  <package_name> matches multiple packages.
    
           --noscripts
                  Don't execute  the  preuninstall  or  postuninstall
                  scripts.
    
           --notriggers
                  Don't  execute  scripts  which are triggered by the
                  removal of this package.
    
           --nodeps
                  Don't check dependencies  before  uninstalling  the
                  packages.
    
           --test Don't  really  uninstall  anything, just go through
                  the motions.  Useful in conjunction  with  the  -vv
                  option.
    All files related to ur old program are uninstalled if using that.
    Good Luck.

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    To uninstall many (but not all) source packages, do the following to it:
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    ./configure
    make
    make uninstall
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    Where do you enter the uninstall command at? (which folder)

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    If it's an rpm installed program, then you can do rpm -e from anywhere. if its compiled from source, you have to cd to the directory of the source, and make uninstall

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    redhat 9 uninstall

    I am a newbie to operating systems and need to uninstall linux completely. Can some one give me the step by step run down of what I need to do?

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    You don't need to uninstall linux. The partitions that it resides on can be reformatted and used by your other OS. Or if you have linux on the entire drive just do a clean install of your other OS over top of it. You see at some point in the new install process a place where you can delete or overwrite other partitions on the hard drive and reformat for your new OS. I'd stick it out with Linux though as it gets easier after a little while..
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    uninstall help

    Thanx, but how can I get the windows disk to load? It isn't able to run the setup. I want to put both OSs on it. So, do I have to uninstall the linux or can I just repartition the drive?

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    You just need to bootup a cd as usual with the Windows disk by making sure that the cd drive is the first in the the boot list in the BIOS, and then let it run, it will install over anything in the drive, then put in the linux cd, and us it to partition what it wants, and install

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