View Full Version : Updating system programs

10th June 2005, 09:47 AM
How do you remove system programs. E.g. I've just deleted a whole bunch of files that relate to a program that I've installed and I've deleted them however if I still run the command to start the program it still looks for it although its not there.

Is there a way to erase the fact that I had the software installed?

10th June 2005, 10:00 AM

Its a bad idea to remove files randomly. If you want to remove a package and all its dependencies use

#yum remove <packagename>

Red Hat Inc

10th June 2005, 10:07 AM
I understand that its a compiled program with no dependancies whatsoever. I've checked it the program itself is autotrace. I've removed it already and its not needed it was testing however when I type autotrace it still looks for it in /usr/bin and I want it to know that autotrace is not in the system?

10th June 2005, 10:30 AM
It's really a bad idea to remove programs by hands!
I suppose to use
#rpm -e <package>
for erasing packages. Programs which you installed from sources normally have uninstall - so just start ./uninstall command.