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Old 12-25-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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Uninstall on Linux?

What is the command for uninstall calibre on Ubuntu 8.10? I tryed sudo calibre-uninstall but i got sudo: calibre-uninstall: command not found.
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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there is no uninstall
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:58 AM   #4
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kovidgoyal,
could you please give a rough procedure to delete calibre manually? just delete the /opt/calibre directory and the manual pages?
Not that I'm planning on getting rid of calibre I love the program I just want to know because I would like to get calibre installed by portage (I'm a gentoo user).
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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There is already a (very outdated) calibre ebuild in portage. You basically have to uninstall the command line programs in /usr/bin, the manpages, the desktop integration files (though i don't think they actually get installed on gentoo), one udev and one hal script.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:44 AM   #6
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Hi kovidgoyal,

Congrats on the app... it's a super idea, and there's really nothing else like it. I was considering trying to use Tellico to do something like this, but this is the business.

Thing is, though, I need to take it off my comp.

I've an Asus Eee, running Ubuntu, and having failed to install it using the Ubuntu specific Python easy-install method, I used the binary method.

The app is great, and I've since then installed it on my other comp. But the Eee has a very small screen, which I've found rather frustrating to use with the GUI for calibre. It doesn't quite fit on the screen, and all of the fields are minimum size, while plenty of screen real estate is used up... I guess the layout doesn't really suit the tiny eee screen.

So I'm not going to use it on the eee. Thing is, I've only a 4gb SDD on the Eee, so, as you can imagine, space is an issue.

And I'm not really partial to a full reinstall, because I've spent a long time getting it the way I want it.

The instructions you gave to mani001 above are slightly too unspecific for me to perform a removal of the calibre files from my system, in order to free up space. I wonder could you hazard a suggestion as to how many manpages there are, and where they might be, and the desktop integration, and where hal script and udevs go?

I'm sorry if the question seems a little ignorant. I've stuck to apt/synaptic and .deb installations previously.

Once again, thank you for the wonderful app.

best,
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:02 AM   #7
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If you're worried about diskspace just delete /opt/calibre the rest of the files will take less than a MB
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:42 AM   #8
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Thanks a million!

That's precisely what I needed. I'd only 120mb left after my ubuntu install and various other necessary apps.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:22 AM   #9
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Is this still the case? I installed using the binary install method.

This is a great program, but this approach is somewhat obnoxious to Linux users. Just leaving files on the system is a bit rich if you ask me. It may be only a few megabytes, but users should be able to completely uninstall programs if they want to, and you should try to facilitate that. We constantly lambaste proprietary applications for leaving all sorts of crud everywhere.

At the very least can you list the location of the various installed files (more than just the /opt dir, but the specific man pages etc.)
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:11 AM   #10
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Installing an uninstalling application on linux is the province of your linux distro, I provide the binary packages as a courtesy. Go complain to your distro maintainers about why they don't have a calibre package for their distros, or better yet create one yourself and send it to them for inclusion.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #11
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Installing an uninstalling application on linux is the province of your linux distro, I provide the binary packages as a courtesy. Go complain to your distro maintainers about why they don't have a calibre package for their distros, or better yet create one yourself and send it to them for inclusion.
But you have in essence made it impossible to make packages for a lot of distributions by requiring very late packages that are only available in unstable distributions. Given that fact I would say that people will use the binary packet and it would be really nice if you could uninstall it easily.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:22 AM   #12
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There is nothing preventing a distribution from packaging an earlier release of calibre.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:35 PM   #13
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If you're worried about diskspace just delete /opt/calibre the rest of the files will take less than a MB
And which files are those?
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:22 PM   #14
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Look at /opt/calibre/manifest to find out
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:56 AM   #15
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Installing an uninstalling application on linux is the province of your linux distro, I provide the binary packages as a courtesy. Go complain to your distro maintainers about why they don't have a calibre package for their distros, or better yet create one yourself and send it to them for inclusion.
This would be valid if you provided just source. I have no problem building and installing from source. But you also provide your OWN installation format, the binary installer. If you provide your own specific format for installation, that format should ideally also support removal.

At the very least, why don't you just state on the download page that the binary installer will require manual removal?

As for the community packaging it for you, I will probably do this, although your pugnacious tone is no real motivation. Did you approach any users in your community about being package maintainers for their distributions?
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