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Ongbuntu 09-21-2013 08:29 PM

pkgtool unable to remove hplib?
 
Hi,

I am not using any of hplib-3.13.8-i486-2 that comes with the slackware current distro and I certainly do not like the hp icon appearing at the taskbar (it feels like windoze to me).

So I tried removing the hplib package using pkgtool and I just get "no package removed" message. I understand that there's manual way of removing it, but will pkgtool be able to know that I've manually removed hplib? Does any one experience the same issue? Please help. Thanks!

ReaperX7 09-21-2013 08:40 PM

Did you use this command to remove the package:

Code:

removepkg hplip-3.13.8-i486.tgz

Ongbuntu 09-22-2013 02:12 AM

Thanks, Reaper. That works.

But just out of curiosity, why doesn't it work with pkgtool?

ponce 09-22-2013 02:46 AM

I think because the name of the package is hplip and not hplib ;)

Ongbuntu 09-22-2013 02:58 AM

my apologies for the spelling error in my post.

but when i use pkgtool, it brings up this screen where i can choose the packages to remove... i don't think i can make a spelling mistake when i'm merely selecting the package using space-bar?:p

kikinovak 09-22-2013 03:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ongbuntu (Post 5032252)
Hi,

I am not using any of hplib-3.13.8-i486-2 that comes with the slackware current distro and I certainly do not like the hp icon appearing at the taskbar (it feels like windoze to me).

HPLIP is for any HP printing and scanning devices, like my Officejet 8600 Pro printer/scanner/fax. This device wouldn't work without this package. Now I don't use Windows anymore since before the days XP came out, but AFAIK, Microsoft has yet to claim a patent of icons appearing in the task bar.

Cheers,

Niki

Ongbuntu 09-22-2013 03:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kikinovak (Post 5032379)
HPLIP is for any HP printing and scanning devices, like my Officejet 8600 Pro printer/scanner/fax. This device wouldn't work without this package. Now I don't use Windows anymore since before the days XP came out, but AFAIK, Microsoft has yet to claim a patent of icons appearing in the task bar.

Cheers,

Niki

Hi Niki,

Noted. I'm not using any hp product and hence wanted to remove them. I do apologise if i sounded offensive. :o

cheers

kikinovak 09-22-2013 04:31 AM

You don't need to invoke the full package name with removepkg. Simply use this:

Code:

# removepkg hplip
Cheers,

Niki

zerouno 09-22-2013 04:35 AM

also slackpkg remove hplip


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