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Old 04-01-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Removing Of The Package Management System, Squeeze

After many, many, many, failed attempts at getting used to a MINIX Boot-Jump (I hate dos now), installing reactos, and building Linux from Scratch, I came to the idea: Why not install a distro, get some basic utilities and then rip out all the prominent distribution specific stuff?

The I dug up my Debian 6.0.4 Cd and installed it, with only the standard system utilities and laptop.

From here how would I get rid of dpkg, apt, and aptitude, Debians most prominent features?

Yes I know I'm crazy!
Old 04-01-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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Just curious, why would you want to remove the package management system? Anyway, what I'd try in case I wouldn't mind the highly likely risk of breaking the system is to tell dpkg to purge apt-get, aptitude, tasksel, synaptic and dpkg itself. Not sure what will happen, and it will probably try to remove lots of essential packages as well, in case it's possible at all. (Don't try it on a production environment, but on a test install, preferably on VirtualBox!).
Old 04-01-2012, 11:22 PM   #3
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Of course it's not a development system,
According to some website all files are connected to the filesystem by inodes, thats why if open a file in leafpad, deleted it, it would still be there because the opening of it in leafpad added an inode, the inode opened by leafpad is not a main inode (the one removed by rm) and the file will disappear when leafpad is closed. I'm guessing that if dpkg was removed the inodes connecting it, because it is executing, when it is done or at the next shutdown the inodes will be servered.
A very strange thing happened when I told it to see what would be removed if I unistalled it, three packages (console-tools, libconsole, and makedev) Will be installed. Also all of xorg would would be deleted but I'll se what happens when I tell it not to resolve dependincies.


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