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    Default Howto: uninstall Beagle

    Hi everyone,

    I am a new linux user, and I chose OpenSUSE because as far as I could tell, it is one of the few distros that still supports PPC processors (I'm running it in an iBook G4). I took me a while to figure out that my system was very slow do to Beagle. It took me even longer to find out how to uninstall- As usual, it is so easy but actually figuring out how to do it takes a while.

    So, if i can help anybody save a couple of hours (or days) here's what worked for me:

    1) Open up a terminal (Computer-->Terminal)

    2) Type sudo zypper remove *beagle* and enter your root pssw.

    3) BEWARE: It seems that Zypper by default will just erase all programs that are somehow related to Beagle. DO NOT press Yes right away (when you try to do what I'm telling you'll understand what I'm saying). READ. It will give you
    3 options: y/n/p. If you press p, it will tell you three possible ways of dealing with the removal. You probably don't want to remove a bunch of useful applications just to remove beagle).

    4) Choose option number 2 (or whichever says something like "Do not remove all this applications, and instead deal with it by installing lidb or something similar).

    5)Beagle is removed, and no other packages are removed.

    My laptop runs a little faster now. Beagle sucks.

    I found this info here:
    http://www.m4r3k.org/english/opensus...****-d-beagle/

    I thought it could be useful for someone out there.

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Howto: uninstall Beagle

    I also begin to loathe the beagle - found it useful for those who need such stuff, yet I don't like to see it being enabled by default. Lately I had to do a fresh install of oS11.0 on a fairly new machine of one of my support-customers - install went smooth, first boot showed no troubles, but after three to five minutes the desktop just freezed and there was *no* way out of it, neither Alt + Ctrl + F1, Alt + Ctrl + Backspace nor MagicSysRq or whatever comes to mind. I spend 1 hours to find out that when deinstalling beagle, the freezes would be gone... those symptoms made me look at the totally wrong places for the bug. There must be something wrong when an application runs amok like this.

    I have not used strigi yet, but actually I enjoy using 'find' and 'locate' pretty much anyway...

    By the way, your link was censored, better use a modified URL like this: → click.

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    Default Re: Howto: uninstall Beagle

    monoRhesus wrote:

    >
    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > I am a new linux user, and I chose OpenSUSE because as far as I could
    > tell, it is one of the few distros that still supports PPC processors
    > (I'm running it in an iBook G4). I took me a while to figure out that my
    > system was very slow do to Beagle. It took me even longer to find out
    > how to uninstall- As usual, it is so easy but actually figuring out how
    > to do it takes a while.
    >
    > So, if i can help anybody save a couple of hours (or days) here's what
    > worked for me:
    >
    > 1) Open up a terminal (Computer-->Terminal)
    >
    > 2) Type sudo zypper remove *beagle* and enter your root pssw.
    >
    > 3) BEWARE: It seems that Zypper by default will just erase all programs
    > that are somehow related to Beagle. DO NOT press Yes right away (when
    > you try to do what I'm telling you'll understand what I'm saying). READ.
    > It will give you
    > 3 options: y/n/p. If you press p, it will tell you three possible ways
    > of dealing with the removal. You probably don't want to remove a bunch
    > of useful applications just to remove beagle).
    >
    > 4) Choose option number 2 (or whichever says something like "Do not
    > remove all this applications, and instead deal with it by installing
    > lidb or something similar).
    >
    > 5)Beagle is removed, and no other packages are removed.
    >
    > My laptop runs a little faster now. Beagle sucks.
    >
    > I found this info here:
    > http://www.m4r3k.org/english/opensus...****-d-beagle/
    >
    > I thought it could be useful for someone out there.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    >

    I just reinstalled my system and told Beagle to not start at startup but it
    still was the top user for a while. I then deinstalled it with YaST2 -->
    Siftware management. Only dependences shown were Beagle related and I told
    it to deinstall them. Reboot and every thing looks good.
    --
    Russ
    registered Linux User #441463

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    Default Re: Howto: uninstall Beagle

    Just half an hour ago I unistalled beagle. In Yast, I searched for beagle and deleted everything with beagle in its name. There were two dependency issues. (1) nautilus, where I just told yast to ignore the issue and (2) Kerry which I selected to be deleted. Beagle was successfully removed and the only things I removed manually were the index files created by beagle.

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    Default Re: Howto: uninstall Beagle

    @gropiuskalle, thanks for pointing out the censored link.

    the suggestion of reinstalling opensuse didn't work for me. for some strange reason, when i unchecked the beagle api in the installation wizard it crashed over, and over again. by the end i was very happy to have found the zypper command because i already have a couple of new applications compiled, my wireless running etc.

    reinstalling suse works great, but if you don't want to wipe out the entire disk just to uninstall one application, the zypper seems a good idea.

    the more options the better.

    cheers,
    why do people open source?

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    Default Re: Howto: uninstall Beagle

    Oh, the addlock thing was a great thing to mention. I don't want beagle to reappear with my next updates. Thanks a lot folks!

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    Default Re: Howto: uninstall Beagle

    supertimorplusfort wrote:

    >
    > Oh, the addlock thing was a great thing to mention. I don't want beagle
    > to reappear with my next updates. Thanks a lot folks!
    >
    >

    I agree it would be nice if they made beagle an option and start and install
    with it disabled!!!
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    Russ
    registered Linux User #441463

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    Default Re: Howto: uninstall Beagle

    why can't they just not have it in opensuse 11.1?
    and if people really need it, they can install it later. it will actually go a decent way in speeding up the system, that these opensuse people are trying to achieve.....

    just musing...

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    Default Re: Howto: uninstall Beagle

    viperskunk wrote:

    >
    > why can't they just not have it in opensuse 11.1?
    > and if people really need it, they can install it later. it will
    > actually go a decent way in speeding up the system, that these opensuse
    > people are trying to achieve.....
    >
    > just musing...
    >
    >

    Because it's written in Mono which is a Novell supported project, so having it installed by default helps propagate Mono. It's probably the most complete desktop search tool available in Linux though not necessarily the best not the most popular. Less intrusive options inc. Recoll, Tracker and Google's.
    --
    Suse 11.0 x64, Kde 4.1beta (factory repo), Opera 9.x weekly

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    Default Re: Howto: uninstall Beagle

    hmmmmm...i see. thanks.

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