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    Hello, guys

    i installed openSUSE 12.1 and because i don't like Mozilla Firefox, i tried to uninstall it. I used Yast2 for removing the application, but here is the strange thing.
    When i tried to remove Firefox, Yast install something else from this mozilla package. It's very strange because i don't want to install package, but to remove it. Could you explain, why?

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    Can you tell us what other packages are installed when you try to remove Firefox ? And give us some more information about the procedure you are following please.
    It has occurred to me that sometimes, when you uninstall Firefox, an 'Install Firefox' shortcut is placed on your system in case you want to install it later on. You can remove that too though.

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    Well, i use Yast2(Add/Remove Programs). I type "firefox" and hit "Search", after that marking firefox with red cross, which means i want to delete it. The final procedure is to hit Apply. Yast2 begin to remove Firefox and install Mozilla Thunderbird. I tried to remove Thunderbird, but it's the same thing, Yast2 begin to install again something else. I know that Linux and openSUSE have package dependencies, but in my situation Yast has to remove packages related to firefox package, but it's just the opposite.

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    So your system forces you to have either Firefox or Thunderbird installed ? Weird...
    Anyway, in YaST, before you hit the 'Apply' button, there's an area where you can see the changes you are going to apply. Perhaps you can see the packaged-to-be-installed there and cancel them.
    You can also try this in a terminal, and see if you get the same results with YaST
    Code:
    sudo zypper rm firefox

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    Quote Originally Posted by elektro86 View Post
    Well, i use Yast2(Add/Remove Programs). I type "firefox" and hit "Search", after that marking firefox with red cross, which means i want to delete it. The final procedure is to hit Apply. Yast2 begin to remove Firefox and install Mozilla Thunderbird. I tried to remove Thunderbird, but it's the same thing, Yast2 begin to install again something else. I know that Linux and openSUSE have package dependencies, but in my situation Yast has to remove packages related to firefox package, but it's just the opposite.
    Which desktop environment are you using ? It might be that the package YaST is trying to install is required by some other software component you're using.
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    elektro86 wrote:

    >
    > Hello, guys
    >
    > i installed openSUSE 12.1 and because i don't like Mozilla Firefox, i
    > tried to uninstall it. I used Yast2 for removing the application, but
    > here is the strange thing.
    > When i tried to remove Firefox, Yast install something else from this
    > mozilla package. It's very strange because i don't want to install
    > package, but to remove it. Could you explain, why?
    >
    >


    Try this
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Sof...ove_depend.png

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    On 2012-06-09 09:36, billypap wrote:
    >
    > So your system forces you to have either Firefox or Thunderbird
    > installed ? Weird...
    > Anyway, in YaST, before you hit the 'Apply' button, there's an area
    > where you can see the changes you are going to apply. Perhaps you can
    > see the packaged-to-be-installed there and cancel them.


    Yes, surely it will be there.
    It might be installing seamonkey instead.
    It happens with some applications, if you remove one then another is
    installed as replacement as dependency, and you have to taboo them both.

    > You can also try this in a terminal, and see if you get the same
    > results with YaST
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > sudo zypper rm firefox
    > --------------------


    It should do the same, I think, or would want to install the other app when
    doing an upgrade. The end result should be the same.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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    Thanks, guys for the answers. My desktop environment is KDE. After some searching i figured out what's is the problem. I had to remove "mozilla-kde4-integration" and everything is fine now. I had a success with removing Firefox without installing Thunderbird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elektro86 View Post
    Thanks, guys for the answers. My desktop environment is KDE. After some searching i figured out what's is the problem. I had to remove "mozilla-kde4-integration" and everything is fine now. I had a success with removing Firefox without installing Thunderbird.
    Thanks for the feedback didn't know about this.
    Best regards,
    Greg

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