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Old 02-08-2019, 10:58 AM   #1
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pkgtool: removing and viewing the dimension in the same interface. Potential suggestion?


Suppose you would like to remove some package, in order to recover some space (e.g. you installed Slackware on you old eeepc 701 ).

#pktgool offers a very nice interface that allows to easily check packages information (I guess by reading in /var/log/packages ) and remove them (as well as other tasks).

When you run the interface, you have to choose between removing, or reading the description. In particular, once you choose to "Remove", you see the installed packages list (but without any possibility of reading more). Conversely, if you choose to "View", you can read everything you need but then only "Exit".

For instance, suppose you choose "Remove" and find "kopete" in the installed packages. To understand its functionality, you have to switch back the menu, search for it in the "View" tab, then finally go back again.

To be clear: I definitely have no problem with that
But, in case, it would be nice to know if there was a quicker way for doing this procedure. In case of not, I'd like to offer my 2 cents by suggesting adding this functionality, hoping not to bother anyone

Summing up: adding the tab "Info" to the pkgtool menu "Remove" (other than "Ok" and "Cancel") would probably make package-administration quicker.

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Wario
 
Old 02-08-2019, 06:46 PM   #2
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You have six terminals accessed using Alt F[1-6]. Run a second instance of pkgtool in another terminal.
 
Old 02-08-2019, 07:55 PM   #3
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pkgtool: removing and viewing the dimension in the same interface. Potential suggestion?

That's typically what tiling wm could be used for!
 
Old 02-11-2019, 04:16 AM   #4
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Thanks, you are right!
For some reason, I was sure that no more than one pkgtool session was allowed (unconscious comparison with apt?).

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