need help uninstalling ifile, etc.

psywzrd

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I installed the trial of ifile for the sole purpose of removing Icy from my phone. When I installed ifile I noticed that several other programs were installed along with it; however, when I uninstalled ifile it did not appear as though those other programs were removed. Does anyone know what those other programs are and how I can remove them?
 

OhioLefty

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I installed the trial of ifile for the sole purpose of removing Icy from my phone. When I installed ifile I noticed that several other programs were installed along with it; however, when I uninstalled ifile it did not appear as though those other programs were removed. Does anyone know what those other programs are and how I can remove them?
Listed when you install iFile: (under Cydia)

file-cmds
iFile
unrar
unzip
zip
7-zip (POSIX)

I'm not sure how you would uninstall individually.

Hope that helps some...
 
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thelatinist

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The files you're talking about are really basic command line utilities. Most of them are archiving programs. If they were not uninstalled when you uninstalled iFile, then chances are they are dependencies needed by other jailbreak apps. There is absolutely no need to get rid of them.
 
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psywzrd

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Listed when you install iFile: (under Cydia)

file-cmds
iFile
unrar
unzip
zip
7-zip (POSIX)

I'm not sure how you would uninstall individually.

Hope that helps some...
That definitely helps me - thanks!

The files you're talking about are really basic command line utilities. Most of them are archiving programs. If they were not uninstalled when you uninstalled iFile, then chances are they are dependencies needed by other jailbreak apps. There is absolutely no need to get rid of them.
I'm pretty sure those programs were only installed because I installed ifile. If that's the case, I can't see how any of my other jb apps depend on them since they were never installed before. I'll pay close attention as I uninstall them to make sure that I'm not also uninstalling something I need. Thx.
 
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thelatinist

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I'm pretty sure those programs were only installed because I installed ifile. If that's the case, I can't see how any of my other jb apps depend on them since they were never installed before. I'll pay close attention as I uninstall them to make sure that I'm not also uninstalling something I need. Thx.
But why? You're talking a matter kilobytes, and these are very standard Unix packages that are dependencies of all sorts of programs. It makes absolutely no sense to uninstall them. And they aren't even taking any space that could be used for music, etc.; they're installed on the root partition!
 
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psywzrd

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But why? You're talking a matter kilobytes, and these are very standard Unix packages that are dependencies of all sorts of programs. It makes absolutely no sense to uninstall them. And they aren't even taking any space that could be used for music, etc.; they're installed on the root partition!
Alright. Jeez - I won't uninstall them then:p! I just figured they weren't necessary since I never needed them (or even had them) before I installed ifile. If they're that small and they're out of the way (which they are since they don't have icons), I'll just leave them alone. Thanks again.
 
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Pgohlke

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Alright. Jeez - I won't uninstall them then:p! I just figured they weren't necessary since I never needed them (or even had them) before I installed ifile. If they're that small and they're out of the way (which they are since they don't have icons), I'll just leave them alone. Thanks again.
actually you can remove them. I have before and it did nothing. If you look when you first jailbrake a iphone it only has about 5-7 pakages installed in cydia and a lot more are added when installing apps like mobileterminal, ifile, and any mobile substrate addon.
 
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foob

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If you have mobileterminal, you can use "apt-cache showpkg" to show you what apps need a certain program, then if you don't have any of those apps, it's safe to remove either through Cydia or by running: dpkg -r the_apps_name

Example:
apt-cache showpkg unzip

(blah-blah)
Reverse Depends:
com.ifonetec.mivtones,unzip
eu.heinelt.ifile,unzip
com.ismart.dialer,unzip
com.iphsoft.itransit,unzip
bigbosshackertools,unzip

(blah)
 
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