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Old 06-18-2008, 05:58 PM   #1
kushalkoolwal
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Remove unwanted xserver-xorg-video-* packages


As we know when we install Xorg package (xserver-xorg) lots of packages like below get installed.
Code:
xserver-xorg                                    install
xserver-xorg-core                               install
xserver-xorg-input-all                          install
xserver-xorg-input-evdev                        install
xserver-xorg-input-kbd                          install         
xserver-xorg-input-mouse                        install
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics                    install         
xserver-xorg-input-wacom                        install
xserver-xorg-video-all                          install         
xserver-xorg-video-amd                          install
xserver-xorg-video-apm                          install
xserver-xorg-video-ark                          install         
xserver-xorg-video-ati                          install         
xserver-xorg-video-chips                        install         
xserver-xorg-video-cirrus                       install         
xserver-xorg-video-cyrix                        install         
xserver-xorg-video-dummy                        install
xserver-xorg-video-fbdev                        install         
xserver-xorg-video-glint                        install         
xserver-xorg-video-i128                         install
xserver-xorg-video-i740                         install         
xserver-xorg-video-i810                         install         
xserver-xorg-video-imstt                        install         
xserver-xorg-video-mga                          install         xserver-xorg-video-neomagic                     install
xserver-xorg-video-newport                      install         xserver-xorg-video-nsc                          install
xserver-xorg-video-nv                           install         xserver-xorg-video-rendition                    install
xserver-xorg-video-s3                           install                  xserver-xorg-video-s3virge                      install
xserver-xorg-video-savage                       install         xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion                install
xserver-xorg-video-sis                          install                  xserver-xorg-video-sisusb                       install
xserver-xorg-video-tdfx                         install         xserver-xorg-video-tga                          install
xserver-xorg-video-trident                      install         xserver-xorg-video-tseng                        install
xserver-xorg-video-v4l                          install         xserver-xorg-video-vesa                         install
xserver-xorg-video-vga                          install         xserver-xorg-video-via                          install
xserver-xorg-video-vmware                       install         xserver-xorg-video-voodoo                       install

I just need few of them like:
Code:
server-xorg                                    install
xserver-xorg-core                               install
xserver-xorg-input-all                          install
xserver-xorg-input-evdev                        install
xserver-xorg-input-kbd                          install         
xserver-xorg-input-mouse                        install
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics                    install         
xserver-xorg-video-vesa                         install         xserver-xorg-video-vga                          install         
xserver-xorg-video-i810                         install
I do undertand that I cannot simply remove the packages by dpkg --purge <package-names> because of dependency issues. Although I can force-remove them. I would like to ask is there anything else that I need to take care off if I do a force-remove?

I have a system for a specialized purpose and I have major space constraints. I need to remove these unwanted packages.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 06:35 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with what's involved in completely purging out everything you don't want, but I do know how to only install what you want in the first place.

To do a minimal xorg install, you would use something like:

apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-i810 xfonts-base

So, maybe you could remove everything you can that's related to xorg, and then install those two packages.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 06:43 PM   #3
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I'm not familiar with what's involved in completely purging out everything you don't want, but I do know how to only install what you want in the first place.

To do a minimal xorg install, you would use something like:

apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-i810 xfonts-base

So, maybe you could remove everything you can that's related to xorg, and then install those two packages.
Thanks for the idea. It seems that if you purge xserver-xorg-video-all package then you can individually remove each of the xserver-xorg package that you dont' require.

Many many thanks
 
  


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