Very basic question: Ok to delete tarballs and directories?

Huusoku

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Hello cPanel community,

I have a really basic question but I thought I'd ask before I mess something up.

I have sometimes used our server (through SSH) to download and unpackage tarballs. I have always used PuTTY to do SSH work, but today I checked out using SFTP in FileZilla which is pretty nice (graphical based, helps me the Windows user ;) )

So now that I have a nice graphical folder display that I am familiar to, I noticed that there are many of these tarball files stored in the /root folder, and also their corresponding directories have been made in the /root folder.

For instance, here is a portion of my /root folder:
Folders:
/root/eaccelerator/
/root/eaccelerator-0.9.5.3/
/root/sphinx/
/root/sphinx-0.9.8.1/

Files:
/root/eaccelerator.tar.gz
/root/eaccelerator-0.9.5.3.tar.gz
/root/sphinx.tar.gz
/root/sphinx-0.9.8.1.tar.gz

These files are there because I installed them on our server. I used the wget command to get the files from the internet and had the extracted right on the server. Then I used some other commands to install the programs.

My Question: Is it okay to delete these files and folders, or did the application get installed using those directories? In other words, if I have already installed eaccelerator and the Sphinx search indexer, will deleting the .tar.gz files and these extracted folders break the programs?

Thank you!
Huusoku
 
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Huusoku

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Dec 24, 2008
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You'd probably be fine, but the answer here is most always the same. If in doubt, back it up.

I'd move those items to a directory for future removal and check to see if anything breaks.
Thank you very much, this is great advice. I will give it a shot!

Thanks
Huusoku