Uninstalling Ximian Desktop 2 (XD2)
I recently tried Ximian Desktop 2 (XD2) on my Red Hat Linux 9
system. Although I liked the changes to OpenOffice, I still prefer KDE.
XD2 could coexist with Red Hat Linux 9 and KDE, but I wanted to
remove the Ximian RPMs so that I could once again use apt-get and avoid any problems
upgrading Red Hat Linux in the future.
Here are the steps I used to uninstall Ximian Desktop 2 (XD2) on my Red
Hat Linux 9 system. I am not sure if a recommended method of
uninstallation exists, so be warned that this could leave your system
in an unusable state.
After removal of the Ximian RPMs, I recommend
to return your system to a usuable state.
1. In one window, execute (note the backticks):
for i in `rpm -qa | grep ximian`
rpm -e $i --nodeps
2. rpm may hang with one or
more Ximian RPMs. If this happens, execute the following in a second
pkill -9 rpm; rm -f
3. Once window 1 is finished, check to see if all Ximian RPMs have been
rpm -qa | grep ximian
4. Remove each remaining Ximian RPM with rpm -e Ximian_RPM
5. Run apt-get to install
missing dependencies that were removed with the commands above.
apt-get -f upgrade
6. You may have to manually reinstall applications that were
removed with the commands above, such as OpenOffice and gaim.
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