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How to uninstall the programs in Linux?

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PraveeGoud

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Hi friends,

We are installing lot of softwares in Linux.But in windows we are finding all the installed softwares in Control Panel.

What is the equivalent of Control Panel (in Windows ) in Linux ?

How to uninstall programs in Linux ?

Thanks in Advacne,

Regards,

Pravee Goud
 

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Hi,

What kind of Linux are you using? The uninstallation depends on that too.

If it is redhat/fedora/mandrake that has rpm packages, then from the command prompt
a) check for the packages that you installed
rpm -qa | grep <ur package name>
This will give you the exact name of the installed package.

b) Uninstall that package using
rpm -e <package name from (a)>
If it is debian, then replace "rpm" in (a) and (b) by "dpkg".


~AK
 

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This depends on which Linux distribution and what kind of software you installed.
Normally commercial softwares are distributed in binary format and they place all their files in a single directory.You can just delete that directory when you want to uninstall them.
 

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Yes well it depends on what type of distro are U using (one that uses rpm - red hat package managment or deb - debian packages) RPM's and DEB's are simular to windows msi packages as they contain the compiled binary files and a database of all the files in the package.
When you need to uninstall it the software managment app eg. rpm queries the software database on what file came with what soft package, and on request it removes it.

There are a lot of diferent Linuxes in this world some great some not, and most of them do hava administration software, like the controll panel in windows, but most of these softwares are different on different linuxes:
Suse has -> Yast2;
Mandriva -> drakX;
edc...
 

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Usually just use this is enough:
$> rm -f <target_dir>
 

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