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Old 05-09-2004, 03:39 AM   #1
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Distribution: Main Distros: Ubuntu & SUSE, OTHERS: MEPIS, FC, Mandriva, Linspire, Xandros, Knoppix
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Can I remove a program without removing other packages?

Hi all,

I am currently using Synaptic.

My hard disk is full, and I would like to remove tons of programs.

HOWEVER, most of the programs that I choose for Removal in Synaptic seem to "depend" on many other important software such as GConf or Redhat-Printers etc., which I do NOT wish to delete.

I was going to reinstall my full distribution when I thought, "Hey, isn't Linux supposed to have minimal reboots and reinstalls etc.? Mabbe the guys at Linuxquestions know how to solve my problems!"

So, is there any way I can simply uninstall my unwanted applications WITHOUT removing any critical software?

You know, like the Windows Add/Remove Programs feature, in which you can simply uninstall programs and even if they are linked to a particular shared library, you can still choose to "keep" the libraries for future use...

Hope someone can help!!





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