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Old 02-25-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
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How do I whack stuff I don't want?


As I have seen no complete package management system for Vector, like I've seen for other flavors of Linux, how would I go about vaporizing "package" I don't want? (for example, I may want to get rid of IceWM, Abiword, etc.) but I don't want to break other stuff I use? How can I find dependencies and vaporize unused packages like I can with RPM (Redhat-based) or DPKG (Debian based)? ...or is my only way of finding dependencies to vaporize what I don't want and then find something else dead?
 
Old 02-26-2006, 09:06 AM   #2
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doenst the package manager in vector allow you to removed stuff?

when i had it i just had to click on the desktop icon to manage packages:

from www.vectorlinux.com

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easy package management via the Gslapt/slapt-get system.
you can remove stuff with slapt-get for sure....
 
Old 02-28-2006, 09:09 AM   #3
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I was under the impression that this can be done thru VSLAPT?
 
Old 02-28-2006, 02:46 PM   #4
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As root from the terminal:

slapt-get --remove abiword

It works very much like dpkg. It will show you any other packages that will be removed and ask you to say yes or no. Say no if there is a package you want to keep one of the listed packages. Removing icewm and abiword should not remove anything you would want to keep.

Personally, icewm was one of the reasons I chose Vector.
 
  


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