Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Removing a program

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Liding, Sweden
    Posts
    105

    Default Removing a program

    I'm a OpenSuse user since 12:30 CET today and I want to remove Firefox from my computer(I think I'm using KDE 3.0 and RPM if that matters).
    This is the progress I made so far with removing FF:
    *deleted the desktop shortcut
    * Located more FF files on my harddrive (system:/media/sda6/usr/lib)
    Then I tried to delete the FF folder but it says Error Konqueror
    Access denied to /usr/lib/firefox/firefox.
    Even tough I'm the only user.

    I thought that it would be an easy task to remove FF but it seems like I have to ask you guys. How do I delete FF which is preinstalled with Opensuse11

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    U.K East Anglia
    Posts
    2,581

    Default Re: Removing a program

    YaST -Software - Software management. type Firefox in the search field, then, deselect,then click apply
    Job done

    Andy
    To be is to do = Immanuel Kant
    To do is to be = Descartes.
    Do be do be do = Frank Sinatra

    SuSE user since 7.0,Linux user since 1994

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Liding, Sweden
    Posts
    105

    Default Re: Removing a program

    Something happned they are no longer in system:/media/sda6/usr/lib but I can still find them using Yast2. I want to completly remove them if thats possible

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    25,156

    Default Re: Removing a program

    I am afraid that by doing all sorts of things by hand you messed up the whole. Installing and uninstalling software goes via YaST as deltaflyer44 explained.
    Henk van Velden

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Liding, Sweden
    Posts
    105

    Default Re: Removing a program

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    I am afraid that by doing all sorts of things by hand you messed up the whole. Installing and uninstalling software goes via YaST as deltaflyer44 explained.
    That does not sound good at all. Do you mean that I will have these firefox ghost files for ever?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,733
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: Removing a program

    can't you re-install it via Yast or with zypper,
    then remove via Yast as Andy suggests
    Leap 15.1_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    25,156

    Default Re: Removing a program

    That is what i suggest also: install via YaST and then deinstall with YaST.

    And I suggest strongly in the near future: do only use YaST. If you become more used to Linux and the CLI you could use zypper directly (after all, YaST is only a GUI enveloping zipper).

    Only when realy needed go for installing and deinstalling RPMs not in the repos.
    Henk van Velden

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Liding, Sweden
    Posts
    105

    Default Re: Removing a program

    I reinstalled OpenSUSE instead
    If I look at the YaST software management I see 4 files.
    Package
    MozillaFirefox|(marked with a black check mark)
    MozillaFFtranslations|(Unmarked)
    beagle-firefox|(marked with a black check mark)
    mhtml-firefox|Unmarked

    Now what do I need to do?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    25,156

    Default Re: Removing a program

    Oops! That a bit heavy for just uninstalling a few files that are not realy in the way.

    The unmarked are not installed (as you may have assumed yourself). The other two are installed (the Help > Symbols above will show you what all symbols mean).

    To uninstall, right click on the checked box and choose 'delete'. Take first the beagle one, because that depends on firefox. When both are marked 'delete' click Accept (lower-right).

    That is all.
    Henk van Velden

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Liding, Sweden
    Posts
    105

    Default Re: Removing a program

    All four are now unmarked am I done?

    About the installation
    I wanted to change password and computer name also. The best way to do must that way, right?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •