Removing and reinstalling remind

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Thu Oct 15 19:42:03 UTC 2015


AFJ Headquarters wrote:
> I recently discovered a really neat program called remind. I didn't
> know it was on the Ubuntu repos, so I installed it manually from
> their site (https://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/remind). I
> downloaded the .tar.gz and unzipped it using Unarchiver and, (via
> terminal) made it my working directory. In the README it told me to
> run *wish ./build.tk*, then run *make install*. I did that, but it
> didn't run as well as it did on my friend's Ubuntu machine. Later I
> found out that they installed it via apt-get. Ugh. I tried running
> the unconfigure script that was inside the download, but I fear that
> it only made things worse...
> 
> Now I don't really know where it installed to, and I am unable to
> uninstall it. 

It is installed where you told it to install, i.e. if you run "wish 
./build.tk" you get the option to select the install directories. These 
directories default to "/usr/local/bin" and "/usr/local/man". You should 
find the program there unless you have changed the install directories. 
For your convenience, here is a list of the installed files for the 
default locations:

/usr/local/bin/remind
/usr/local/bin/rem2ps
/usr/local/bin/tkremind
/usr/local/bin/cm2rem.tcl
/usr/local/bin/rem
/usr/local/man/man1/rem2ps.1
/usr/local/man/man1/remind.1
/usr/local/man/man1/tkremind.1
/usr/local/man/man1/cm2rem.1  
/usr/local/man/man1/rem.1   

> I ran sudo apt-get remove remind, sudo apt-get purge
> remind, but they all said that it wasn't installed so it wasn't
> removed.

Well, it wasn't installed with apt-get etc. and therefore it isn't known 
to the package database and couldn't be found.


Nils




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