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I thought I could safely remove packages that I wouldn't need, secondary to "duplicate software", getting rid of ancillary programs that would not impact the health of my machine overall, i.e. duplicate browsers, and the like. However, my favorite text editor, Pico seems to have either been impacted or removed, maybe it was a dependency issue. (?)
I learned, afterwards, that pkgtool does not have the option of "re-installing", after reviewing pkgtool options.
I recall these packages were either listed in a file or "moved" to a directory. (Not actually REMOVING them at all ?) I want to review the damage I caused, and maybe re-install them, and take additional time to consider the impact that can cause by removing packages in the first place.
Do these packages remain on my system?
Where are those packages I removed?
Can I "re-install" them without reinventing the wheel?
Originally posted by justaguynsrq
I appreciate your input / humor ...................... and continued support.
(Still shaking my head why this affected Pico)
As gnashley already pointed out:
pico is part of pine ...
And for future reference (in case you don't know
what you're up to in deleting things) - before removing
a package have a look at
less /var/log/packages/<name-versionmumble> ...
fgrep bin\/ /var/log/packages/<name-versionmumble>
At the risk of being scolded for wasting bandwidth. I often find it easier to just download the package and install it rather than finding my cd (you haven't seen my desk area) mounting it and finding the package.
Installpkg has an odd habit of giving this message
when you DON'T give it the fully qualified path to
the file (or if you happen not to in in the directory
that the file is in).
If you were in /root, for example, and the file is in
you need to