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Removing program not installed via package manager

Postby jbaerbock » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:13 pm

How do I unsintall a program that I installed without a package manager? I downloaded and installed SwiftFox on my system but it didnt work well and was the same as FireFox's Default version. I installed it by running a .sh file. How can I completely uninstall it since Synaptic doesn't see it? Thanks.

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Postby Boo » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:20 pm

sometimes these types of installers have an uninstall option
eg. sudo sh program.sh --uninstall

or if you know what directory it was put in you can delete it and dont forget any links in the mintmenu or on your desktop to start it.
eg. sudo rm -rf /usr/bin/program_name

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Postby jbaerbock » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:32 pm

Questions about that, it installed it where i told it to, does Linux have one program in one folder or is it spread through out the system so its impossible to manualy find and delete all of it like in windows?

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Postby Boo » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:36 pm

Linux puts everything in one place/folder so it will all be where you told it to go.

in general programs are put in /usr/bin/ but you can put them just about anywhere.

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