How to uninstall packages

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How to uninstall packages

Post by vdgarud » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:00

Hi,

I installed Sabayon Linux 3.4 on a 12 GB partition to get to know the distribution -"where art meets inspiration". (I am currently using SuSE 10.2 and doing quite OK with it.)
12 GB seems to be insufficient for the experience. No 3D effects. In fact, available space is practically zero. I noticed that there are may application installed by default - like bluetooth managers and CUPS. To make space for experimenting with 3D effects, I am willing to remove a number of packages, such as OpenOffice, Googleearth, Skype, etc. I don't know how and couldn't locate any useful topic through the foums.
In SuSE or Mepis distributions which I have loaded on two different systems, the package managers provide a list of packages and I can select some for installation, some for removal. Is anything equivalent available, preferably with GUI? Any pointers on how I can get a list of installed applicaitons and select some for removal.
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Post by joost » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:17

emerge -s to find relevant package name.
emerge -C to remove.
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Post by wolfden » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:20

if you are struggling for space than go with the mini, removing packages isn't as easy as one thinks due to the dependencies.

or use a bigger partition

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Post by RCV » Sat Aug 18, 2007 0:08

Guys i managed to unmerge portage by mistake. How do I reinstall it? :shock: :shock:

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Post by wolfden » Sat Aug 18, 2007 0:17

Now how do you do that by mistake??


http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/portage/d ... ortage.xml

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Post by RCV » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:10

wolfden wrote:Now how do you do that by mistake??


http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/portage/d ... ortage.xml
I was trying to unmerge amarok. The command was typed and I used ctr-c. Then I pressed the up button to bring back the command and instead of amarok I typed portage for a stupid reason :). Well what can I say? :oops:

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Post by Matthew Wiebelhaus » Sat Aug 18, 2007 17:20

emerge portage

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Re: How to uninstall packages

Post by dyingmuppet » Sun Aug 19, 2007 19:39

:shock: d'oh... lol that's a really big mistake xD did you managed to fix it already?? if not.. good luck, else great job!! :P
you'd better take a look first before pressing Enter..

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Post by wolfden » Sun Aug 19, 2007 19:45

Matthew Wiebelhaus wrote:emerge portage
ummmm that don't work if you don't have it in the first place :roll:

see link posted above

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Post by Matthew Wiebelhaus » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:43

wolfden wrote:
Matthew Wiebelhaus wrote:emerge portage
ummmm that don't work if you don't have it in the first place :roll:

see link posted above
Opps lol im an idiot i was tired when i posted that lol
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