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Old 05-20-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
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apt-get remove and dependencies

i tried to remove "noatun" but when i wrote
apt-get remove noatun
that was the output
These packets will be REMOVED:
kde kdeaddons kdemultimedia noatun noatun-plugins
someone know why i can't remove noatun without removing all the stuff?
(this problem occours also with other programs)
Old 05-20-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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kde and gnome, that's it , too many uncessary software, too many dependencies , too bloated!! have you ever seen a so huge start menu with so many programs you don't and won't ever use??
Old 05-20-2004, 02:16 PM   #3
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but i've heard it's possible to remove it without remove the whole thing
Old 05-21-2004, 03:57 PM   #4
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There are at least two possibilities to deinstall software without all the dependency stuff.

The first one is :
dpkg -P --force-depends <PACKAGENAME>
This means the Debian Package Manager turns errors, based on dependencies, into warnings, and will deinstall the package. And by the way, with -P option, it will purge (remove) the config-files of the selected package.

The second one I know is:
apt-get remove --force-yes <PACKAGENAME>
This order causes apt-get to deinstall the selected package without paing attention to any troubles or dependencies.

But please be careful with this options! The result may be an unstable system!
-> So check the dependencies carefully and do not deinstall software other packages you need depend on.

Hope this helps you ...

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