How to force re-install on Linux machine?

How to force re-install on Linux machine?

I'm trying to install the 14.0 beta (composer_xe_2013_sp1.0.051) just for me (not as root, not using sudo).  Unfortunately, I deleted an earlier install by removing the files by hand.  Evidently, there is a secret stash of information that the installer consults, because now when I run ./install.sh, the installer thinks that the compiler is already installed, and refuses to install it again. How can I force a re-install?

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He, he, he, it is nice to see the experts at Intel suffering the same maladies as us mere mortal programmers.

Maybe the install.sh has a clean option. If it doesn't it would be good to have (clean all except for *.LIC files).

Jim Dempsey

www.quickthreadprogramming.com

I took your advice and reran the installer, and to my surprise it gave me the following options:

This product is already installed
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Installation program has detected that at least one component of the product is
already installed. Select one of the following options to continue:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. Modify the installation [default]
2. Repair the installation
3. Uninstall the product

and indeed selecting 2 fixed my problem.  I don't know what I did differently this time -- I don't recall seeing this set of options show up before.    I'll attribute it to the effect where a demo (in this case "demoing unsuccessful install") won't work when presented in public.  Thanks for your comment that prompted me to retry.

Take a look at a thread with a set of web-links:

Forum Topic: Stale directories after component updates
Web-link: http://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/topic/393653

DIfferent users had similar problems during last 4 weeks.

Take a look at a thread with a set of web-links:

Forum Topic: Stale directories after component updates
Web-link: software.intel.com/en-us/forums/topic/393653

DIfferent users had similar problems during last 4 weeks.

Hi,

In order to get a clean install, i suggest first do the uninstall.sh to make the environment clean.

To uninstall the Intel compilers for Linux, the best and recommended method is to use the uninstall.sh script in the /bin directory under your compiler installation, typically /opt/intel/composer_xe_<version>.<update>.<build>/bin/uninstall.sh

And this link should be most helpful to you(http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/uninstall-intel-compiler-for-li...)

Thank you.
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QIAOMINQ.
Intel Developer Support

>>In order to get a clean install, i suggest first do the uninstall.sh to make the environment clean.
>>
>>To uninstall the Intel compilers for Linux, the best and recommended method is to use the uninstall.sh script
>>in the /bin directory under your compiler installation,
>>typically /opt/intel/composer_xe_../bin/uninstall.sh

If it really works than it needs to be described in Release Notes of Intel C++ compiler. During a couple of weeks users are dealing with similar problems and, as we can see, even Intel software engineers are complaining about issues and problems. A message to Installer team:

You shouldn't test any longer our level of tolerance since it is pretty high. Please, fix it and describe it.

Thanks in advance.

Beta compiler versions have some one-off idiosyncrasies in install and remove options. This thread has already mixed advice for current released compilers and beta compilers.

>>;...Beta compiler versions have some one-off idiosyncrasies in install and remove options. This thread has already mixed advice for
>>current released compilers and beta compilers...

I suspect that all these installer issues have the same roots and problems spread from old versions to new ones.

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