Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: YaST leftovers

  1. #1
    douglascaixeta NNTP User

    Default YaST leftovers


    Hi,

    I used to be an apt-get user, and for this program they have an option
    (--purge) which makes sure that all the preferences will be deleted as
    well.

    For YaST I didn't found an option like that, and if I look to my home
    folder I can see a lot of files of old programs, that I already
    uninstall.

    There is a solution for that? Like a Norton CleanSweep for Linux?


    --
    douglascaixeta
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    douglascaixeta's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=15362
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=407568


  2. #2
    Monex NNTP User

    Default Re: YaST leftovers


    Hi,

    I don't know the behavior of apt-get --purge but it would be
    interesting how the package manager should know about the
    (configuration) files created on the first start of the application in
    the users home directory. I googled a bit around and found out that this
    is also not handled by apt-get

    I guess the option --purge is meant for deleting global configuration
    files those who commonly resides in /etc and not in the users home.

    I guess deleting the files in users home directory is actually not
    wanted at all. Just read this 'Ubuntu Forums - View Single Post - [idea]
    delete .file when removing packages from Synaptic'
    (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...01&postcount=8) posting and
    I fully agree with that.

    Hope that helps


    --
    Monex
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Monex's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=160
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=407568


  3. #3
    douglascaixeta NNTP User

    Default Re: YaST leftovers


    Hi,

    Well I also agreed with the post. Looking to this side...

    But my problem is that I want to make a backup of my system (all
    packages installed) and home folder (preferences). And them I will
    backup a lot of useless things. But I will take a look manually and
    delete what I can identify.

    Do you have a suggesttion to backup my system? (A way to save all the
    packages installed?).
    There is a lot of packages that I installed by Webpin, and they are not
    available in the repositories, how can I make them also install
    automatically in case I have to format my computer?


    --
    douglascaixeta
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    douglascaixeta's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=15362
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=407568


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •