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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?
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?
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 04:51 PM.