[maemo-users] Removing excess packages after Diablo upgrade

From: R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Date: Mon Jul 21 19:54:37 EEST 2008
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:38 AM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org>
> wrote:
>> I was browsing the 'Installed Applications' list. There are numerous
>> packages which I would like to remove, starting with the language packs
>> for ezitext.
>> These along with many other packages (chinese-font, clink-av0, gnuchess
>> for example) are listed as dependencies/requirements of 'OS2008 feature
>> upgrade 1:4.2008.23-14'.
>> Is there any way to remove this sort of restriction? (Unpack, revise and
>> repack the .deb for example.?)
>> There are megabytes of programs which I do not need nor want, and would
>> like to remove.
>> Geoff

Denis Dimick wrote:
 > The best way would be by deleting them by hand. Using apt-get remove
 > could/will cause packages to be deleted that you do not want deleted.
 > Denis

Except that most of the packages actually have file names which do not 
match the AppManager name. And large numbers of them are library files, 
I suspect (language packages for example).
So manual removal is possible but limited.


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