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Old 01-19-2016, 03:31 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I am running Debian Jessis with Gnome 3.14, I want to get rid of the games and some other un-needed applications, but those are part of the Gnome Desktop, is there a way to do it without breaking the system ?
 
Old 01-19-2016, 04:13 AM   #2
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I am running Debian Jessis with Gnome 3.14, I want to get rid of the games and some other un-needed applications, but those are part of the Gnome Desktop, is there a way to do it without breaking the system ?
Hi...

Could you give the names of the programs and games you want to uninstall? That would help us to give you a more accurate answer.

EDIT: I deleted the last sentence above, as I'm not sure of it's accuracy at this point.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 01-26-2016 at 12:38 AM. Reason: Added wordage/Deleted sentence.
 
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:01 PM   #4
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Thank for the advices guys, I want to completely remove the Games group, but it looks like not straight forward to do and would break the system, I guess I better leave it alone.
 
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Thank for the advices guys, I want to completely remove the Games group, but it looks like not straight forward to do and would break the system, I guess I better leave it alone.
Hi...

You didn't tell us the names of the individual games in question but if they are part of the Gnome DE, my guess is that it would result in this scenario.

I did see in a Debian thread (concerning the same issue as yours) where it was suggested to use the following commands...

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apt-get remove gnome-games
aptitude keep-all
This would allow for the games to be removed but the rest of Gnome would remain intact. However, the thread was from 2008 and the version in question was Debian "Etch," so I'm not sure how well this would work today nor do I recommend that you try it.

Regards...

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Old 01-27-2016, 12:29 AM   #6
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Thank guys, I want the whole lot of games removed so didn't give a name, I believe remove the gnome-games would fit the bill, and 'keep-all' is new to me and sounds promising I will give it a try.
 
Old 01-27-2016, 03:41 AM   #7
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Ok I followed the suggestion to remove gnome-games and aptitude keep-all, it said xxMeg will be removed blah blah blah, when done I start a game and it still runs, then I reboot and test again the games still there, I try again to remove them and I got this.

Package 'gnome-games' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


Then I check the correct name of individual game and remove them :

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX : sudo apt-get remove gnome-robots
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
gnome-robots
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 6,942 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 177248 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing gnome-robots (1:3.14.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.0.2-5) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.42.1-1) ...


So the games came with the distribution wasn't the actual gnome-games, and there is no simple way to remove them all at one time, uninstall individual game didn't affect the whole system.
 
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Hi...

You still haven't given us the name of the games, so it's difficult to tell you how to proceed, other than it appears that "gnome-games" was only one of the packages that needed to be uninstalled. You're going to have to uninstall each game individually. Also, I don't know what "xxMeg" is, I've never heard it before.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 01-28-2016 at 05:16 AM. Reason: Correction.
 
Old 01-28-2016, 12:29 AM   #9
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I said I uninstalled individual games successfully without breaking the system, thanks for your assistance.
 
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I said I uninstalled individual games successfully without breaking the system, thanks for your assistance.
Cool, I'm glad you were able to successfully resolve the issue. If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!
 
  


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