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    Hello

    I have removed orphan packages by "rpmorphan" but when I opened Install/Remove software all these packages will be downloaded and installed again


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    I guess I would ask why you are doing this? Are you running low on disk space? It would seem that the files you show may not have any other files that depend on them, but that does not mean they should be removed. Further, even if you thought is was about files for which you no longer have a repository for, you still can't say you want to remove them. I found the following description you can read:

    rpmorphan finds "orphaned"[1] packages on your system. It determines which packages have no other packages depending on their installation, and shows you a list of these packages. It intends to be clone of deborphan Debian tools for rpm packages. It will try to help you to remove unused packages, for example: * after a distribution upgrade * when you want to suppress packages after some tests Several tools are also provided : * rpmusage - display rpm packages last use date * rpmdep - display the full dependency of an installed rpm package * rpmduplicates - find programs with several version installed Yum offers a program called package-cleanup which you can use to carry out similar tasks. [1] Note that orphan is used in the sense of Debian s deborphan, and is NOT the same as Fedora orphaned packages which are packages that have no current maintainer.
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    If I want to remove orphaned packages, I just wait for the next release of opensuse, and install that (a clean install, preserving "/home").

    That doesn't remove all of the clutter, but it keeps it down to a low enough level.
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    thank you
    I was wrong but when you install a program alot of packages and files installed with it
    How canI remove all these files with the program?

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    Thank you very much, but what about "Allowing Vendor change"?
    I will read about it later
    but now, check it or not?

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    On 2011-04-30 18:06, Yaser89 wrote:

    > I have removed orphan packages by \"rpmorphan\" but when I opened
    > Install/Remove software all these packages will be downloaded and
    > installed again


    So they are not really orphans.

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    Yaser89
    Thank you very much, but what about "Allowing Vendor change"?
    I will read about it later
    but now, check it or not?
    In mmcheck, I recommend the following:

    To avoid package problems, the most important thing to do is to: **NEVER**
    ignore a dependency, even if YaST/zypper/updater gives you such an option!
    In general, never switch to an >inferior< architecture and the solution is
    most often to just switch Vendor to the >Packman< repository. So changing
    the vendor is OK, but >ignoring< dependencies is never a very good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaser89 View Post
    Thank you very much, but what about "Allowing Vendor change"?
    I will read about it later
    but now, check it or not?
    Just for clarity:

    Everyone.... the question changed to: "when you install a program alot of packages and files installed with it
    How canI remove all these files with the program?"

    @Yaser89
    That image was not about vendor change, but to "Clean up when deleting packages"
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    On 2011-05-01 06:06, caf4926 wrote:

    > Just for clarity:
    >
    > Everyone.... the question changed to: "when you install a program alot
    > of packages and files installed with it
    > How canI remove all these files with the program?"


    I was told the GTK yast package manager has an undo feature that will do
    just that.

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