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I accidentally installed sometime ago the Realplayer to test embedding videos inside PDFs. Anyhow this turned out not to work and wouldn't have been portable eitherway, so I decide to get rid of this tool again. Since its not a package I cannot uninstall with apt-get or dpkg. Its Realplayer 11 Gold.

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You need to know the files it installed. So basically what I would suggest is to find out their locations with:

sudo updatedb
locate realplayer

Then you can delete all those files, and it is hopefully gone.

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Yes, I got the location /usr/local/Realplayer but inside there is a install.log saying there has been something installed also into /usr/share, meaning beside that location (should be /usr/local/share). So I think I must go through this install.log inorder to manually remove all the installed files, hopeing that I don't miss any. (Crappy software! BTW) – math Nov 30 '11 at 15:46
Yeah, the install log should give you all you need! – Martin Ueding Nov 30 '11 at 15:50
Yes but there were a lots of commands I never was aware of, xdg-icon-ressource, chcon,... It turned out that everything is fine again. Thanks. – math Nov 30 '11 at 16:16
I guess those just update the caches of different things, they should be updated at some point by apt-get I assume. – Martin Ueding Nov 30 '11 at 17:05

AFAIK you have to run the postuninstall script first. When installed in the /opt folder it is:

sudo /opt/real/RealPlayer/postinst/

Then it is safe to remove the /opt/real folder and subfolders.

When installed in another folder, run the script from that folder

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Nope there is no such file here. – math Nov 30 '11 at 16:15
Ok, I had used it some time ago. Glad you fixed it. – leoquant Nov 30 '11 at 16:29

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