I had slimmed down my system to a my needs and then I had a crazy idea, I thought that I would try and compile OpenOffice from source.
So if I managed this I could write a howto. I thought to myself that it would have to be on a full install, so I re-installed all the stuff that I had taken out.
All was going remarkably well until OpenOffice decided that it couldn't find Apache Ant, even when it was told explicitly where it was. I got grumpy at this stage and removed all the packages that I had created.
Now I want my nice slim system back. I have a list of the packages that I want to delete created with
ls -al /var/log/packages | grep 2008-07-20 > delete.list
and I suspect that I will have to use "cut" and pipe the output to "removepkg", however I am not a programmer and if I see something that looks like "for i in ..." I usually find something better to do.
Could someone give me some pointers as to how to proceed.