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    Default How to remove a program unknown to 'Add/Remove Software'?

    I recently installed RealPlayer following the instructions in
    How to install and Configure Real player in OpenSuse | SUSE & openSUSE

    The installation failed - aside from not being able to find any icon anywhere to start RealPlayer, other than going to my /opt folder in a file browser - RealPlayer crashed immediately.

    I would now like to remove this defective program, but when I use 'Add/Remove Software' it is unable to find any reference to RealPlayer.

    How to I remove it, totally and cleanly, rather than just deleting the RealPlayer folder in my /opt folder?
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    Default Re: How to remove a program unknown to 'Add/Remove Software'

    From real site

    Q. I installed RealPlayer using RealPlayer11GOLD.bin, without a package manager. How can I uninstall it?

    A. To cleanly uninstall RealPlayer11GOLD.bin, execute the following script and then simply removing the installation directory:
    $ sudo -i
    # /opt/real/RealPlayer/postinst/postuninst.sh
    # rm -rf /opt/real/RealPlayer/
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    Default Re: How to remove a program unknown to 'Add/Remove Software'?

    and next time cross-eyed-bear, to install it TRY this:

    -right click on the rpm
    -choose "Actions"
    -choose "Install with YaST"
    -give root pass when asked

    it is my understanding if you do it THAT way, YaST will automatically:

    -solve all dependency issues
    -enter the program in the menu system, so you can click the lizard
    -list it in YaST and therefore provides an easy uninstall (click to
    trashcan)

    openSUSE is just too easy sometimes!

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    Default Re: How to remove a program unknown to 'Add/Remove Software'

    Quote Originally Posted by natural_pilot View Post
    and next time cross-eyed-bear, to install it TRY this:

    -right click on the rpm
    -choose "Actions"
    -choose "Install with YaST"
    -give root pass when asked

    it is my understanding if you do it THAT way, YaST will automatically:

    -solve all dependency issues
    -enter the program in the menu system, so you can click the lizard
    -list it in YaST and therefore provides an easy uninstall (click to
    trashcan)

    openSUSE is just too easy sometimes!

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    ^^-^^
    If you would have bothered to read the original post and/or provided link, you'd see that realplayer is distributed as a .bin file and not an rpm.

    Reading posts is just too easy sometimes!

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    Default Re: How to remove a program unknown to 'Add/Remove Software'?

    > Reading posts is just too easy sometimes!

    excuse me!

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    Default Re: How to remove a program unknown to 'Add/Remove Software'

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    From real site

    Q. I installed RealPlayer using RealPlayer11GOLD.bin, without a package manager. How can I uninstall it?

    A. To cleanly uninstall RealPlayer11GOLD.bin, execute the following script and then simply removing the installation directory:
    $ sudo -i
    # /opt/real/RealPlayer/postinst/postuninst.sh
    # rm -rf /opt/real/RealPlayer/
    Thanks for this advice - it seems imminently sensible.... however,as in almost every install I have tried in Linux over the last 3 years, there is a fatal error: in this case there is no psotuninst script in the postinst folder -or in any other folder.

    I think I'll try installing it again to see if asecond attempt will provide me with an uninstall script.
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    Default Re: How to remove a program unknown to 'Add/Remove Software'

    Further to my previous post, OK, I have tried re-installing RealPlayer - without success. In fact the install log shows that no file named 'postuninst.sh' is created during the install process.

    So, back to my question: how do I uninstall a program that has been installed from a bin file?
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    Default Re: How to remove a program unknown to 'Add/Remove Software'

    At a rough guess, have you tried
    Code:
    sh name_of_fileuninstall.sh
    might work

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    Default Re: How to remove a program unknown to 'Add/Remove Software'

    If you plan to install realplayer after removing. Try this

    Open a terminal and go su and do: (copy and paste this):

    Code:
    rm -rf /opt/real/RealPlayer/
    Then use the .rpm method I described earlier, was it in another thread or am I mixing you up with someone else?

    Code:
    rpm -ihv Package_name
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