Suppose I have an installer program or source tarball for some program I want to install. (There is no Debian package available.) First I want to create a .deb package out of it, in order to be able to cleanly remove the installed program in the future (see Uninstalling application built from source, If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?).
I have 12.4, and I have a package that is a Recursive Package Manager (rpm). I need to install it. There is also a Fedora version of the package, but its the same thing. When extracting the package, I have no idea where it goes. I have also tyred the "Alien" program in the terminal, but it didn't really seem to work, unless the program extracts it into an unknown location.
Until now I've only used the GUI package manager to install and uninstall programs (which is bad, I know).
But now I needed to do a manual install. I installed a program to the /proc directory (where the install manual said to).
Now I need to uninstall it.
In Ubuntu when an app is not installed and in Terminal you type for example gvim it says that this app is contained in package vim-gnome and try installing that but in fedora that doesn't happen with yum.
My question is:
is there any way to add this feature or something similar to fedora? and if not how should I install an app that I don't know it's package name.
Help... How do I uninstall a program. Related to this is that I am not able to find the program in umbuntu software center, yet I am able to log into the program. I want to uninstall it and try to reinstall it properly. The program is not working completly.
The default GCC package available in the Fedora 16 repositories is gcc-4.6. I need to install gcc-4.5 on my system.
I downloaded the packages from the kijo repository, but when I try to install them it shows that a newer libstdc++4.6 is installed. If I try to uninstall libstdc++4.6 it tries to uninstall the system itself! (Almost every package in the system).
Most of the time when I want to try a new program, the package manager tells me that I also need to install certain dependencies. Figuring that the program will not work without these dependancies, I install all of them.