LINUX CLASSES - MANAGING LINUX
How Do I Uninstall a Linux Software Package? Uninstalling Packages
If you're short on disk space, use RPM to uninstall one or more packages. Uninstalling is
even easier than installing, because you need to know only the package name, not the
name of the original package file. Here's how to remove the dogfood package:
rpm -e dogfood
RPM will tell you if the removal of the package will cause problems for other installed
packages. If it will, you may see a message like this:
removing these packages would break dependencies:
dogfood is needed by fido-1.0-1
If you're sure you know what you're doing, you can add the --nodeps flag, and RPM will
skip the dependency checks and uninstall the package anyway.
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(19 Mar 2012, 11:43
i have a my personal labtop...it has a red hat linux os installed...I want
to delete or remove the Linux comletely and install a windows xp
professional os ...I dont know nothing about linux...so I need to simple
directions as to remove linux on my laptop.. thanx
(20 Feb 2012, 10:55
(13 Feb 2012, 03:18
plz help me for redhat enterprise linux 6.1
1)how to install tar.bz2 & tar.gz
2)how to uninstall rpm , tar.bz2 & tar.gz
(01 Feb 2012, 02:27
Please let me know how i can uninstall ms office from my linux machine, i
am not able to find where it install. kindly help me out. Please
(29 Jan 2012, 16:08
(14 Jan 2012, 15:28
my laptop was loaded with win7 but while trying to load ubuntu as a 2nd
os.it formatted the file system how can i retrive data.it is showing some
data are in unreadable form.now it is not accepting win7. can you help me.
(13 Dec 2011, 14:36
Hi, Who can help me? I installed skype on my ubunto and after the first
restart it appears the error 5: input/output error, I cant more run
synaptic!!! the hard disc begins to make sounds and a red forbidden sign
appears on top close to internet connection sign. When I tried to uninstall
skype directly from terminal I got this error:
mojdeh@mojdeh-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get --purge remove skype
[sudo] password for mojdeh:
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error)
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Would you please help me to solve this problem?
(23 Sep 2011, 10:02
to uninstall rpm package # rpm -e
(23 Sep 2011, 10:00
to uninstall # make uninstall
(20 Mar 2011, 11:00
sir i want to install mysql db when i downloaded the package and run the
configure file it does't show me errors but when i put the #make command
it's showing that no file to make pls help..
momo the great
(20 Mar 2011, 10:58
put your xp disk and reboot go to advanced setting and format the logical
drive where the linux is installed now install the xp.
after installation is over go to control panel->administration->disk
management now combine all your free space in to another logical drive..
(29 Jan 2011, 23:43
have a wipro labtop...it has a linux os installed...I want to delete the
Linux comletely and install a xp professional os ...I know nothing about
linux...so I need simple directions as to how one would do this.
(30 Nov 2010, 20:18
@Tom - Pop in the Windows install CD, restart your computer, and it will
install Windows. If the installer asks if you want to format the disk, say
(30 Nov 2010, 20:08
I have a dell inspiron 5100 laptop...it has a linux os installed...I want
to delete the Linux comletely and install a xp professional os which I have
the OEM disc...I know nothing about linux...so I need simple directions as
to how one would do this.
(20 Oct 2010, 10:55
@kyawkyawzaw - Good news... I already did! I'm always amazed by the
comments that say "Send me the info about XXX" when the information is
RIGHT THERE on the page in front of them. Sigh...
(20 Oct 2010, 07:50
pls send uninstall and install commands in linux
and pls explain about uninstalling and installing
Nasibullah Abid Safi
(16 Sep 2010, 03:59
I am installing perl module manually with make install or ./configer in
Linux red hat, so how i can uninstall that module again and how i can check
that how much module are installed in my red hat Linux operating System..
I welcome your comments. However... I am puzzled by many people
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