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    Hello. I've suse 11.4 kde installed. Then I removed some packages (networkmanager, some plasma widgets, etc.) but after zypper dup I again have all these packages installed? I think thats because of some metapackages but why metapackage isn't uninstalled together with any of component?

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    On 04/29/2011 07:36 AM, off220 wrote:
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    > Hello. I've suse 11.4 kde installed. Then I removed some packages
    > (networkmanager, some plasma widgets, etc.) but after zypper dup I again
    > have all these packages installed? I think thats because of some
    > metapackages but why metapackage isn't uninstalled together with any of
    > component?


    when you remove 'standard' and/or 'default install' packages and then
    'zypper dup' you are just going in circles because 'dup' is explained in
    the zypper manual as:

    dist-upgrade (dup) [options]
    Perform a distribution upgrade. This command applies the state of
    (specified) repositories onto the system; upgrades (or even downgrades)
    installed packages to versions found in repositories, removes packages
    that are no longer in the repositories and pose a dependency problem for
    the upgrade, handles package splits and renames, etc. [snip]
    cite: man zypper (lots more there to learn about 'dup' and other
    magic)


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    Last edited by hcvv; 29-Apr-2011 at 00:50.

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    Default Re: remove packages

    As DenverD said (more or less), "dup" with no qualifiers just puts it all back again. Remove them again. Thereafter, when upgrading the packages to newer versions, have a look at the options "--from" and "--repo" in man zypper, and the difference between "up" and "dup". Sounds like you need a finer grained process that just "dup" with no qualifiers of any kind.
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