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Old 09-17-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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Culling Slack 10


well, 2 questions...

First the background: Installed slack10 in accordance with Shilo's guide, and installed pretty much everything off the CD...

Now, I want to get rid of most of it. I use Dropline, so I'd like to dump kde...blackbox...etc, and since the end purpose of this box will be a firewall/router, I'd also like to get rid of everything not essential to that purpose.

First, maybe I could get the command to get rid of this stuff, then some reccomandations?

Secondly, swaret --update/upgrade gives quite the folder of .tgz packages... is their a way to install them all, not having to go through them individually? Or do you even have to go through them individually?

(installpkg *.tgz (?))

Thanks!

Dia
 
Old 09-17-2004, 04:38 PM   #2
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you can use pkgtool to remove a bunch of .tgz at once - which packages, of course, depends on what you want to do. I think shilo started a thread on this in the slack forum....

iirc, you can issue a "-a" flag for swaret to auto-accept. it may be --a instead, it's been a while since I've used it.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 05:09 PM   #3
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I'm not sure, but I think you may have misunderstood me. Either that, or I just really don't know what I'm talking about.

Are the installed packages, KDE, Blackbox, gimp, and all those sorts of things simply .tgz packages? So if I want to get rid of things I installed with slack 10, just because I don't use them, I just have to run pkgtool and lose them that way?

Also, I don't know how to file-transfer with irc.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 05:49 PM   #4
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All Slackware packages are .tgz archives which contain the files and also scripts which run when you install the package.

A record is kept of all the installed packages in /var/adm/packages. To find out all the packages you have installed that relate to KDE, you could type:

ls -l /var/adm/packages/ | grep kde

Then if you wanted to remove them, you could type (as root, for every package name):

removepkg -preserve <packagename>

where <packagename> is just as it appears in /var/adm/packages. (No tgz extension). Also, the -preserve option will make a copy of the files it removes in /var/log/setup/tmp/preserved_packages. You can leave this option out if you feel brave.

You can use pkgtool if you like. Myself, I never figured out how to use it, and I like to learn how to do it with commands whenever possible.

Last edited by vasudevadas; 09-17-2004 at 05:51 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 03:22 AM   #5
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well, vasudevadas covered it all - I just mentioned pkgtool because it provides a "graphical" listing of installed pkgs, and allows you to easily remove them.... either way will work.

not sure what you mean regarding irc?

 
Old 09-18-2004, 03:24 AM   #6
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lol sorry, didnt realize iirc was an acro.

It means....?
 
Old 09-18-2004, 04:32 AM   #7
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If I Recall Correctly
 
Old 09-19-2004, 09:25 PM   #8
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heh, well, I cut out too much. Apparently libgtk is a needed file. Oh well, I needed to reinstall anyway. Now if I can jsut get my CDROM working....
 
  


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