Message: previous - next
Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-users] removing games and other cruff.

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 04:01:40 -0500 (EST)
On Sat, 27 Dec 2014, Greg Madden wrote:

> On Saturday 27 December 2014 8:58:38 pm you wrote:
>> On Sat, 27 Dec 2014, Dan Youngquist wrote:
>>> On 12/27/2014 06:30 PM, Felmon Davis wrote:
>>>> so here's an example. I do:
>>>> sudo apt-get remove korn-trinity
>>>> and I get a whole list of stuff to autoremove. I've included it after my
>>>> signature. some of this stuff I want to retain.
>>> Using Synaptic, you'd select any you want to keep, go to the Package
>>> menu, and uncheck "Automatically installed".  Or if you prefer, you can
>>> use apt-mark to mark them as manually installed (see man apt-mark).
>> found the 'man' on 'apt-mark' a bit obscure but this is a great tip so
>> I'll be exploring it.
>> everyone's referencing 'synaptic'; is it considered superior to
>> 'kpackage'?
>> I prefer the 'apt-get'/'aptitude' in general but will use whatever
>> does the job effectively.
>> F.
> Not sure what OS exegnu is based on...
> I use Debian, the cli tools, imho, are superior to any gui app..some time you
> need to repair a system without X getting involved.

I don't like clicking around on a gui either. for one thing, I find 
scrolling around clumsy and it all seems kind of unnecessarily 
indirect: if I know the words, why use pictures?

> I keep learning  more about the cli, apt-mark is new to me, apt-cache has lots
> of useful can answer alot of your own questions with these
> tools. The key s knowing what they are.

indeed. one has to know the words (= commands).

having an 'interesting' time with this upgrade though....


Felmon Davis

Understanding is always the understanding of a smaller problem
in relation to a bigger problem.
                 -- P. D. Ouspensky