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biehl
02-27-2003, 05:54 PM
Hi,

I just did the hdinstall, and was hoping to be able to select exactly what I want to install.

Unfortunately not. Is there any way I can use apt-get to obtain a list of packages and uninstall some of them?? How (I dont know apt-get too well) and

root@mybox:/# apt-get remove
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@mybox:/#


Thanks
Anders

robelanator
02-27-2003, 08:15 PM
if you're running KDE, there's a program called "Kpackage" that lets you install/uninstall/upgrade packages with a GUI interface. I believe it's located in K-Menu under "System" or "Settings".

As you'll soon find out, though, file dependancies are a bitch. Its one of the things I really miss about Windows: "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel.

Otherwise, if you're a command line junky you can use dselect which is a menu driven interface for dpkg.

Finally, if you're a purist, you can get a list of all the packages installed using the following command:

dpkg -l | more

biehl
02-27-2003, 09:34 PM
Thank you,


"dpkg -l" is just what I was looking for....

actually I also discovered some of the smaller distributions, here on www.knoppix.net

I might try those if I loose my patience uninstalling :?


See ya
Anders