[CentOS] Can someone help with SpamBayes problem?

Wed Jul 25 19:10:44 UTC 2012
fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 02:05:05PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> fred smith wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 01:26:51PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> >> fred smith wrote:
> >> <snip>
> >> > I'm running Centos 5.8 here.
> >> >
> >> > Day before yesterday I decided to look and see if there was a newer
> >> > SpamBayes than I was then using. lo and behold, there was. I was using
> >> > 1.1a4, and there was a 1.1a6.
> >> >
> >> > so I downloaded and installed it. bad move.
> >> <snip>
> >> *How* did you install it? Is it an .rpm, or a tar.gz?
> >
> > it's a tar.gz. you unzip it and run "python setup.py install" which is,
> > I gather, the normal way to install Python stuff (except, of course, for
> > those things in a RPM or DEB or whatever package). As far as I can figure
> > out by staring blankly at the code in setup.py, there isn't any (obvious)
> > uninstall function.
> All I can suggest then is tar -tvfz file.tar.gz > filelist, then feed that
> to find and exec rm {} \;

yeah, I'm working on that. but it doesn't appear to be quite that
simple. :(

The setup.py proggie appears to do a bunch futzing around with
creating/modifying files before squirreling them away in various places.

I've grabbed from the screen a log of the things it says its doing, from
which I hope to be able to derive the list of things to purge.

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