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Old 06-09-2004, 07:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to remove glibc-i18n-2.3.2-noarch-1


Slackware 9.1

I inadvertently installed glibc-i18n-2.3.2-noarch-1 during a glib re-install using "#installpkg glib*" and the "locale" directory in usr/lib/locale-archive became fully populated with all of the international data, (a rather sizable collection).

When I noticed the disk usage had taken a jump, I found the archive to be the largest file I have installed.

I used "removepkg" and confirmed that glibc-i18n-2.3.2-noarch-1 was removed, but when I checked the directory again, the same archives are still present.

A) I was under the impression that the removepkg tool would pull the installed data back off, (i.e uninstall), which it did not, (I confirmed the removed package in "removed_packages", so is this not so, that "removepkg" fails the uninstall process? Or does it simply pull the source off and leave the installed package installed?

B) Is there a way to remove the extra locales as the only one I use is American English, and I don't want to clobber the present index?


Additional Info:

"#Localdef --list-archive", shows all of the locales to be existing,

but "#locale" shows as follows...

LANG=C
LC_CTYPE="C"
LC_NUMERIC="C"
LC_TIME="C"
LC_COLLATE="C"
LC_MONETARY="C"
LC_MESSAGES="C"
LC_PAPER="C"
LC_NAME="C"
LC_ADDRESS="C"
LC_TELEPHONE="C"
LC_MEASUREMENT="C"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="C"
LC_ALL=

Please, could one of the more experienced, shed some light and thank you in advance.

Mike
 
Old 06-09-2004, 08:19 PM   #2
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from the command line OR a term window type..........

Code:
removepkg glibc-i18n-2.3.2-noarch-1.tgz
 
Old 06-09-2004, 08:30 PM   #3
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320mb,

Thanks for your reply. perhaps you didn't read my full post. I quote here from my initial posting...

Quote:
I used "removepkg" and confirmed that glibc-i18n-2.3.2-noarch-1 was removed, but when I checked the directory again, the same archives are still present.
Removing the package itself, is not cleaning out the installed data which resides in twenty or so subdirectories in locale-archive. If I thought the index would remain ok, I would manually delete them, but I don't want to screw up glibc all together.

Any other ideas?

Mike

Last edited by urbansound; 06-09-2004 at 08:31 PM.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 10:24 AM   #4
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Remedy was as follows...

Not finding any other solution, I ended up removing all glibc and gcc developmental tools.

This required rebooting then from source ISO CD, re-selecting the same and re-installing the binaries only and not reconfiguring setup.

Mike
 
  


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