[PLUG] installed application disappears !!!

Pranav Peshwe pranavpeshwe at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 09:19:23 PST 2007


On Nov 18, 2007 12:06 PM, Chetan Kumar <chetanku at gmail.com> wrote:

> PLUG people
> On a machine running Mandriva 2007 I had installed gaim and was happy
> till I discovered
> that it is no longer there !!!! Nobody could have uninstalled it. It
> just disappeared !!! I used
> it some time before discovering this fact. Need to do some detective
> work to get to the root
> of the matter (ignore the unintended pun please).
>

If it has happenend only once, then it might well be an accident. If it
'disappears' regularly or multiple times, then there is some problem.
Something similar to what Devendra has suggested -  do a find or locate for
gaim. Something like`locate gaim|xargs file|grep -E gaim:.*executable`
should  find the binary if its there somewhere. An `updatedb` before running
`locate` would be good.
Check cron jobs if you have any. Check your console `history` for accidental
`mv` and `rm`s...

HTH :)

Best regards,
Pranav

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