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jeff1500 03-21-2004 05:35 PM

list of installed packages
1. How do I make a list of all the Slackware packages installed and put them in a file for printing? I can run the pkgtool program that lists packages, but I don't know how to send the output to a file.

2. I'd like to remove packages that I'm not using. How do I avoid removing something that is needed for something that I don't understand due to a dependency?


187807 03-21-2004 05:44 PM

As for #1...


$ls /var/log/packages > foo.txt


trickykid 03-21-2004 08:41 PM

As for #2, well it all depends really. If your unsure, don't remove it. Slackware is already a minimal install really. Usually any of the libs you will want to keep in a lot of the cases. The best way is to pick a package you want to remove, and then check any of the apps you use to see whether or not they will require it or not.

jeff1500 03-22-2004 04:52 PM

The package list command worked fine for me.

Someday, when I've got time to reinstall if I mess it up, I may try removing a couple.


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