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Joined: 10 Dec 2012
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Location: Coastal Texas

PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 03:19    Post_subject:  commandline package removal  

Say I want to remove all trace of opera (or any unwanted app).

Is there a commandline procedure for doing this? I could try to 'find' all relevant files, but might miss some. Maybe the package manager used to install this could tell me where all the files are located.

I avoid package managers, since in my pre-slacko experience, they spew files all over the place, and sometimes don't clean up all the rubbish on package removal.

Maybe slacko 5.4 has an excellent package manager that really will remove opera cleanly. If so, does it have a commandline invocation?

Thank you.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 03:27    Post_subject:  

Sure, find each file you want to remove and do: 'rm -f file' for each one of them...
Oh, maybe there is another way..., but package management is not Puppy's strongpoint.
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Joined: 03 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 03:54    Post_subject:  

Open ROX (the file manager) in root.
Right-click on the eye to show hidden files.
Click on packages
Then find the application you want to remove.
click on the file and it should open in Geany and be a list of the installed files with tree.
Delete the files listed.

If the application is built in, there is a directory in .packages called Built in files.
You should find the built in application file lists there.

That is a short how-to, but I hope it helps.

I used it to remove Firefox from Slacko 5.4 final.
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