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Very basic question: Ok to delete tarballs and directories?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Huusoku, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Huusoku

    Huusoku Active Member

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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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    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.
     
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  3. Huusoku

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    Thank you very much, this is great advice. I will give it a shot!

    Thanks
    Huusoku
     
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