How do I manually uninstall a corrupt install of VMWare Server 2.0 on Suse 10.1 SP2

Posted on 2009-02-14
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
hey Guys
I'm needing some serious help with a Suse build I have at work, we have had issues with it ever since installing vmware 2.0 on our Suse 10.1 sp2 box.

I've tried reinstalling it with no luck what so ever. So the next thing I want to try to completely manually remove it and start again. unfortunately vmwares forum has been absolutely useless with this idea and I'm getting nowhere.

does anyone know how to manually remove software on linux? My knowledge is very very very limited and have just learnt the hard way that you can't use yast to remove it.
Cheers! and thanks for the help
Question by:yellowteam

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SergKz earned 2000 total points
ID: 23643538
First, if the installation was successfull, but you didn't configure the fresh install (as the Suse 10.1sp2 isn't in Host System compatibility list), you must install the gcc packet for compile drivers modules for your system (yum install gcc) and run config script vmware_config.pl to make initial config and compile drivers modules.
Second, if you want to delete vmware-server anyway, you can uninstall by rpm:
rpm -e VMware-server
Third, if the installation was not complete and rpm base doesnt' write info of this package, you can list all files that rpm packet contained by command
rpm -qlp Vmware-server-xxxxx.rpm  
(use name of your vmware-server package file) and manually delete all the files you see in the list.

Author Comment

ID: 23644416

Hey SergKz
ok cool, so basically I need to download the RPM version and go through these steps? cause I downloaded the Tar version and went from there.

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