View Full Version : How to clean up old software

7th May 2006, 04:16 AM
I just install Fedora on my dual boot machine. Everything went fine. After that, I used pup and updated the following 2 applications to their latest versions

1) Kernel

From: 2.6.15_1.2054_FC5
To: 2.6.16_1.2096_FC5

2) Firefox


When I restarted my machine, in the GRUB loader, it displayed 2 Fedora kernels for me to choose. I want to remove the old kernel and only use the latest one from my machine and from the GRUB loader as well. I want to do the same thing for firefox also Can you tell me how? I'm new to linux so some instruction steps are greatly appreciated. Thanks

7th May 2006, 06:45 AM
Yum/rpm/pup all have one thing in common when they/it updates the kernel--they leave the last kernel installed and remove the older kernel (the now # 3 kernel) so you will have a working system in case the newest one breaks or something doesn't work--default just leaves just the new kernel with an older "backup"--which by the way is an excellent plan!!
and if you used yum/rpm/pup to update Firefox--it should have overwritten the older version--easy way to see would be open a terminal and type in
rpm -qa | grep firefox
(the "|" thing is the shifted backslash "\" character)
and it should show just which version(s) are installed.

7th May 2006, 10:15 AM
rpm -qa | grep firefox

Faster than that would be "rpm -q firefox"...


7th May 2006, 05:48 PM
right now I have 2 firefox folders and firefox Is it safe if I just delete the old folder because I don't want old folders lying around.?