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Old 03-21-2004, 06:35 PM   #1
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list of installed packages

1. How do I make a list of all the Slackware packages installed and put them in a file for printing? I can run the pkgtool program that lists packages, but I don't know how to send the output to a file.

2. I'd like to remove packages that I'm not using. How do I avoid removing something that is needed for something that I don't understand due to a dependency?

Old 03-21-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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As for #1...


$ls /var/log/packages > foo.txt

Old 03-21-2004, 09:41 PM   #3
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As for #2, well it all depends really. If your unsure, don't remove it. Slackware is already a minimal install really. Usually any of the libs you will want to keep in a lot of the cases. The best way is to pick a package you want to remove, and then check any of the apps you use to see whether or not they will require it or not.
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The package list command worked fine for me.

Someday, when I've got time to reinstall if I mess it up, I may try removing a couple.



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