Re: Want to remove Gnome and start again ( off suse 7.1 )
- From: Telsa Gwynne <hobbit aloss ukuu org uk>
- To: Gnome-List <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Want to remove Gnome and start again ( off suse 7.1 )
- Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 12:55:34 +0000
On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 02:20:20PM -0000 or thereabouts, dids wrote:
> It seems ( unless Im wrong ) that most gnome progs expect gnome to be in
> /usr/local instead of /opt/gnome
It's down to prefixes. Tarballs default to a prefix of /usr/local/ as
is proper for stuff locally compiled on a system.
Package managers for different distros (and flavours of UNIX) default
to different places. (SuSE goes for /opt.)
This is explained in http://www.gnome.org/faqs/users-faq/compiling.html
(scattered about over several questions, I admit. Not the greatest
organisation in the world in that section, sorry.)
> whatever, i would like to remove all the gnome stuff on my machine ie libs
> etc and start again by hand.
> Can someone give me some pointers about which directories i can remove
> Ive already done the rpms etc
If it was all installed via rpms, then rpm -e should do the trick.
If you have been adding stuff from tarballs, then I hope you kept
the source trees. If so, cd into the relevant directories, and
hope someone wrote the magic for "make uninstall" to work (that removes
what make install created).
> Id also like to know which environment vars Suse is setting up for me by
> default and how to stop it. eg GNOME_DIR
Whilst running GNOME, try "printenv" to get a list of all your
environment variables. "printenv | more" or "printenv | less" is
probably useful here, as it can be a long list. I don't know enough
about SuSE to know, but I would take a good look at the 'startx'
shell script, wherever it is on your system, and particularly the
section that deals with "startx gnome". It can take a fair bit of
following through scripts to find which is doing or calling what.
But at least with shell scripts you can just read through them.
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