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« on: April 26, 2005, 03:44:11 am »
I have a Zaurus SL-C860. I installed the trial version of SPEAK JAPANESE. When I try to uninstall, the uninstall seems to run, but the application icon is still there, and the application still runs.
I have written the publisher twice and gotten no response.
Does anyone know how I might get the uninstall to work?
Or, using Tree!Explorer, how could I identify all of the files for this program in order to delete them (and be sure that the files were not for SPEAK JAPANESE  and not some other program)?
Also, I tried using Tree!Explorer to find and delete those files I could easliy identify as being from SpeakJapanese. When I tried to delete them, I got a message to the effect that I did not have the proper proviledges.
I am new to the Zaurus. Though I am computer literate (I develope custom Mac & Windows database applicatoins), I am unfamiliar with the significance of the various Linux directories and file name extensions. So any of that information (or wherre to find it), in order to help me feel more secure about what I was deleting, would be helpful.

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005, 06:55:11 am »
From the console run
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ipkg status you will see the name of the package - if it was the last thing you installed then it will probably be the last on the list.

To find out what files are where in an ipk install use
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ipkg files using the name from the status results.

As root you can try to remove the ipk manually, using
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ipkg remove
Hope that helps, if not then give me a link where you got the package from and I'll give you a lidt of where the stuff is installed.

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005, 08:40:29 am »
I would add REMOVETHIS to your email address then bots can't spam it or use a picture with your email in it.  
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2005, 03:32:33 am »
Thanks for your help! I'm new to Linux, so I hope I got this right. The SpeakJapanese program is installed from the shlsjeneval package, so:

I launched the terminal application.

I executed:
su root
to change to root user.

I executed:
ipkg status
This gave me a list of the installed softwares.

I executed:
ipkg files shlsjeneval
This returned a list of all the files (in their directories) installed by the shlsjeneval package

I executed:
ipkg remove shlsjeneval
Nothing appeared to happen, the cursor just moved down one line to a new prompt

I executed:
ipkg files shlsjeneval
This again returned a list of the files installed by the shlsjeneval package, so I assume they were not removed.

What have I done wrong? Is the console the same as the terminal? If not, how do I get to the console?
I have been reading up on Linux, and I have seen it mentioned that one can be logged in to the graphical interface or run from the command line. Is that true on the Zaurus? Or, is the graphical interface always running & the terminal program provides a command line interface?

Here is the URL for where I downloaded the trial version of SpeakJapanese (the shlsjeneval package)
http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDet...st%5B2%5D_title

Thanks again!

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From the console run
Code: [Select]
ipkg status you will see the name of the package - if it was the last thing you installed then it will probably be the last on the list.

To find out what files are where in an ipk install use
Code: [Select]
ipkg files using the name from the status results.

As root you can try to remove the ipk manually, using
Code: [Select]
ipkg remove
Hope that helps, if not then give me a link where you got the package from and I'll give you a lidt of where the stuff is installed.

Stu
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2005, 10:32:30 am »
Hmm, very strange.

Looks like ipkg is confused somehow. I think you have 2 options

1) try reinstalling Speak Japanese from the command line (ipkg install shlsjeneval_2.00_arm.ipk) then try removing it again

2) Delete the files by hand. To do this (su to root)
a) remove the file speakJPeval from /opt/QtPalmtop/bin (cd /opt/QtPalmtop/bin then rm speakJPeval)
 remove SHLsjeneval.desktop from /opt/QtPalmtop/apps/Applications/
c) remove the speakJP directory (and all files inside) in /opt/QtPalmtop/apps/Applications/ (rm -rf speakJP)

If you want to do a complete job, edit /usr/lib/ipkg/status to remove the Speak Japanese entry and delete andy files in /usr/lib/ipkg/info/ that relate to Speak Japanese, probably named shlsjeneval.list, shlsjeneval.control etc

hope that helps

Stu

p.s. technically the console is different than terminal - a terminal runs in the GUI, while the console doesn't need the GUI, but you can usually do everything in a terminal that you can do in console. The zaurus has a command line interface, but you need to shutdown qtopia (the gui) to get to it but there is generally no use as you can use the terminal instead.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2005, 06:38:52 pm »
Thanks for the help!
I removed the files manually.
I went to edit /usr/lib/ipkg/status to remove the Speak Japanese entry, but there were none in the file. Does that indicate a problem?
Thanks again for all your help.

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Hmm, very strange.

Looks like ipkg is confused somehow. I think you have 2 options

1) try reinstalling Speak Japanese from the command line (ipkg install shlsjeneval_2.00_arm.ipk) then try removing it again

2) Delete the files by hand. To do this (su to root)
a) remove the file speakJPeval from /opt/QtPalmtop/bin (cd /opt/QtPalmtop/bin then rm speakJPeval)
 remove SHLsjeneval.desktop from /opt/QtPalmtop/apps/Applications/
c) remove the speakJP directory (and all files inside) in /opt/QtPalmtop/apps/Applications/ (rm -rf speakJP)

If you want to do a complete job, edit /usr/lib/ipkg/status to remove the Speak Japanese entry and delete andy files in /usr/lib/ipkg/info/ that relate to Speak Japanese, probably named shlsjeneval.list, shlsjeneval.control etc

hope that helps

Stu

p.s. technically the console is different than terminal - a terminal runs in the GUI, while the console doesn't need the GUI, but you can usually do everything in a terminal that you can do in console. The zaurus has a command line interface, but you need to shutdown qtopia (the gui) to get to it but there is generally no use as you can use the terminal instead.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2005, 06:43:06 pm »
Thanks for your response. Using a forum like this one is new to me, so I don't understand at all what you were suggesting. It sounds important, so could you please explain.

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