I'm new to Ubuntu. I inherited a computer from another person. She installed many small programs for bioinformatics in the root folder and
I need to be able to remove the old versions because they either interfere with the new version, or, even if I try to run the newer version using the whole path to their command, and/or include the path in PATH, still the old version will be used.
I have trouble accessing these folders so that I can delete files. Or would deleting individual files even just make the problems worse?
Most of these tools are not found through the Software Center or
Anything I can do besides formatting the whole drive and starting from scratch?
I also have similar trouble with shared libraries for perl, bioperl, python, you name it. They can't be found, they can't be updated etc. I know this is not truly an Ubuntu question, so even a redirect to better source for answers would be appreciated (books or websites).