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    Question Uninstall Software Cleanly

    Good Day guys

    just want to ask, how do I uninstall software on the terminal using zypper
    and
    also removing the dependent packages of that particular software

    also

    whats the difference between Gnome Terminal and Xterminal?

    Thanks a lot guys

    Long Live Linux!!!

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    Default Re: Uninstall Software Cleanly

    On 2012-02-02 21:46, Jomar808 wrote:

    > just want to ask, how do I uninstall software on the terminal using
    > zypper and also removing the dependent packages of that particular software


    Read the manual. man zypper.


    > also
    >
    > whats the difference between Gnome Terminal and Xterminal?


    What do you prefer, ma' or pa'?

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    Default Re: Uninstall Software Cleanly

    OK, here's how I do it: I don't

    Explanation: Even on my server/workstation, where I also have some bigger games, my "/" partition in only 40 GB, filled up for about 65%. The packages I don't use, just sit there incl. their deps. They don't slow down the system or bother other programs. So why uninstall? One day I might want to use them, and they're there, ready for use. Removing the deps is not that easy, since you may have installed a lib as a dep for one program and thus have seen it as a dep, but you also may have installed packages after the first one, that use the same libs.Then uninstalling the libs that the first program depends on, would ask for the uninstall of the ones instelled later as well.

    Summarizing: linux is not windows (where every program brings in it's own dll's).
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    Default Re: Uninstall Software Cleanly

    oh ok

    so things really is different, coz am afraid i might ran out of disk space someday, so removing unused dependency packages might help give me some extra space

    also about robin_listas

    sorry sir, I didn't get your point, just a linux newbie, didn't really know what is the difference between the 2 (Gnome terminal and xterminal), just curious

    also, this just got in to my mind, when i install software or packages, it download thus packages right? then install it
    now after the installation of those packages, what happens to the packages? where is it going ? or where is it staying coz it is dowloaded. can i remove those packages or .rpm files after installation? to save space?

    thanks for the help guys

    Long Live Linux!!!

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    Default Re: Uninstall Software Cleanly

    On 2012-02-03 00:26, Jomar808 wrote:

    > sorry sir, I didn't get your point, just a linux newbie, didn't really
    > know what is the difference between the 2 (Gnome terminal and
    > xterminal), just curious


    It's a question of which one you like more. You have choices. Have a look
    at their features and choose one. Or not :-)


    > dowloaded. can i remove those packages or .rpm files after installation?
    > to save space?


    Downloaded rpms are not stored unless you say so.

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