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    Default How to fully uninstall package

    I had installed package munin-node on my system, but I decided after it that I dont need it and remove it with
    zypper rm munin-node
    To my surprise zypper uninstall package fully. There is an entry in /etc/passwd, directories munin in /etc and /var/lib
    Why it is and How remove the package with all actions, which an installation process does.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: How to fully uninstall package

    On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:56:02 +0000, lertimir wrote:

    > I had installed package munin-node on my system, but I decided after it
    > that I dont need it and remove it with zypper rm munin-node To my
    > surprise zypper uninstall package fully. There is an entry in
    > /etc/passwd, directories munin in /etc and /var/lib Why it is and How
    > remove the package with all actions, which an installation process does.
    > Thanks


    Configuration items and such tend not to be cleaned up because the
    purpose of the removal isn't always clear - it might be being removed for
    a purpose other than just removing the package from the system.

    openSUSE errs on the side of caution and leaves changeable configuration
    files in place in the event that the user is planning to install (or re-
    install) the package at a later date and wants to preserve the
    configuration.

    Leaving those configuration items in place doesn't really hurt anything,
    and you can remove them by hand if you so desire.

    Jim

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    Default Re: How to fully uninstall package

    Quote Originally Posted by lertimir View Post
    How remove the package with all actions, which an installation process does.
    Thanks
    Restore from the backup you took just before that install

    There's no easy way. It is usually harmless to leave the remnants there.
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    Default Re: How to fully uninstall package

    On 2013-11-30 23:56, lertimir wrote:
    >
    > I had installed package munin-node on my system, but I decided after it
    > that I dont need it and remove it with
    > zypper rm munin-node
    > To my surprise zypper uninstall package fully. There is an entry in
    > /etc/passwd, directories munin in /etc and /var/lib
    > Why it is and How remove the package with all actions, which an
    > installation process does.


    You can't. That's the way things are done here.

    To do different automatically, the developers and packagers would have
    to agree in providing that feature, and then the package managers would
    have to add both features, remove all configurations or not.

    As it is, the only way is manually.

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