Uninstalling software in Linux

Dave Abergel davelargeuk2 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 16 23:02:40 PDT 2006

Angel Tsankov wrote:
>> The LFS book says how to install certain applications but it does not 
>> say anything about uninstalling software. How does Linux handle 
>> uninstalling software?
> Has someone tried out Matthias Benkmann's package users approach to 
> package management? If so, could you please answer the following questions:
> -did you encounter any unexpected problems, e.g. ones not mentioned in 
> the hint at 
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/more_control_and_pkg_man.txt; 
> -did you find any disadvantages;

I used it a while ago (to build LFS-6.1) before swapping to paco for my 
most recent build.

As far as I remember, there were no problems that weren't listed in the 
LFS specifics section, or that fell under the general 'common problems' 
section. However, it is a while ago and I've no tried 6.1.1 or 6.2 using 
the hint.

The only disadvantage was that it was a bit time consuming, and that it 
made it harder to script the build. (I guess I could have used sudo, but 
it seemed easier to switch to paco instead.)

Hope that helps
LFS User #16110

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