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Month: December 2014

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

From: Tony Wolfs <tony.wolfs@...>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:39:22 +0700
On 12/28/2014 04:01 PM, Felmon Davis wrote:
> 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....
> F.
 >>>if I know the words, why use pictures?
........if I know the pictures, why use words ?
grin grin