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Old 02-19-2004, 01:51 PM   #1
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Question How do I remove pre-installed packages?


I just installed Slackware 9.1 last night (yay for the newbie) and everything is going well.

However, I have no idea how to remove some of the pre-installed packages that were added during setup. I want to remove packages like Mozilla and the 4 X mail clients that I have no intention of using (I've got suitable replacements).

Can anyone help a poor newbie out?
 
Old 02-19-2004, 02:05 PM   #2
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Lightbulb RPM's?

Helloa! I'm a newby too, ok, I used linux mandrak 9.1 since last october...
Here's how I do it:
ALT+F2 (invoke run command)
rpmdrake-remove

try:
Start menu/kdemenu/gnome menu/ watever
->config-> ADD-remove package
You should look for RPM anywhere you can, ok? Those are packages... good luck!
 
Old 02-19-2004, 02:08 PM   #3
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try "pkgtool"
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
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Re: RPM's?

Quote:
Originally posted by mimithebrain
Helloa! I'm a newby too, ok, I used linux mandrak 9.1 since last october...
Here's how I do it:
ALT+F2 (invoke run command)
rpmdrake-remove

try:
Start menu/kdemenu/gnome menu/ watever
->config-> ADD-remove package
You should look for RPM anywhere you can, ok? Those are packages... good luck!
Slackware doesn't use RPM.

Open a console and run 'pkgtool' and you can select packages to uninstall (or packages to install like the ones from www.linuxpackages.net)

Hope this helps!
 
Old 02-19-2004, 07:12 PM   #5
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Thank you daceo and rucas!
 
Old 02-19-2004, 07:16 PM   #6
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You can use pkgtool on the command line and there is also a gui tool called pkgsummon. The advantage to pkgsummon is that it can be used to keep your packages up to date as well.

http://pkgsummon.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:44 PM   #7
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Thanks for the heads up on pkgsummon. I'm not a big fan of package managers ala dropline,swaret etc but that's a good program.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 06:13 PM   #8
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I'd go to the directory where the install packages are located, then run removepkg *blah*.tgz For me, it takes ages to load pkgtool, and I'm just not that patient.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 06:15 PM   #9
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Are the package installs actually installed to the harddrive? I thought they'd just reside on the CD.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 08:41 PM   #10
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Yes. That's what all the files you wait for to copy are doing.

Last edited by RucasRiot; 02-20-2004 at 08:44 PM.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 08:41 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by r_jensen11
I'd go to the directory where the install packages are located, then run removepkg *blah*.tgz For me, it takes ages to load pkgtool, and I'm just not that patient.
Or just don't install them in the first place
 
Old 02-21-2004, 11:36 AM   #12
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Or just don't install them in the first place
Jerk....

Anywho, I end up installing Netscape sometimes just to get the /usr/bin/netscape file, then I copy it as /usr/bin/firefox, uninstall Netscape, then change the paths in the new file to point to firefox. That is, at least, if I don't just have my launchers pointing directly to my firefox program itself.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 11:41 AM   #13
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A better way to do that would be to create a symbolic link.
just do
Code:
ln -s /usr/bin/linkto /usr/bin/linkfrom
When something tries to accesss "linkfrom" they will access "linkto" instead.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 11:52 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by RucasRiot
A better way to do that would be to create a symbolic link.
just do
Code:
ln -s /usr/bin/linkto /usr/bin/linkfrom
When something tries to accesss "linkfrom" they will access "linkto" instead.
I don't follow.... Sometimes I end up just doing ln -s /usr/local/lib/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox, but then it doesn't really do the same thing as the /usr/bin/netscape command. The script for launching Netscape calls for some other commands, not too many, but I always forget what they are.
 
  


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