Package User system [was:Re: [Bug 1536] ]

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 16:46:26 PDT 2005


On 8/22/05, Chris Staub <chris at beaker67.com> wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
> > Only because there is an active thread about this, and I happen to
> > want to remove my existing installation of Xpdf, I am wondering how
> > my method compares to the Package User method for uninstalling a
> > package.
> >
> > Here's what I do (note: if there are directories, I must manually
> > delete them as I've been too lazy to write a script that does this):
> >
> > root at rmlinux: /home/rml/build > for FILENAME in \
> > `cat Installed/xpdf-3.00pl3/filelist.log`; do rm $FILENAME; done
> >
> > This is it. Package gone.
> >
> 
> None, I think (I don't actually use package-users), except for the
> potential slight difference if a package happens to install files with
> the same name as another package.

An additional advantage of pkg-user over the above is that two
packages can be installed in parallel.

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