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    Default zypper dup wants to install games

    I've wanted to remove all the crappy small games that were installed by default. First I've tried to remove all the game packages - but then zypper dup brought them back.
    So I've tried removing patterns - again zypper dup brought them back. So I've tried
    Code:
    zypper rm --clean-deps patterns-openSUSE-gnome_games
    - and again zypper dup brought them back.

    So how I remove those correctly?

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    Default Re: zypper dup wants to install games

    I'm not an expert in this, as I never thought it worth the trouble to remove unwanted packages. They don't take much space, and disk space is relatively inexpensive these days.

    After removing packages, you can use
    Code:
    zypper dup --no-recommends
    for updates. And when you do that, they probably won't come back.

    Or you can lock a package (after removing).

    I think that's
    Code:
    zypper al package-name
    Or you can use Yast to lock packages. Search for the package, right click, then taboo it. Again, you have to remove it before you taboo it, unless you want to keep but never update that package.
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    Default Re: zypper dup wants to install games

    Quite familiar with the problem. I removed all the PIM apps like kmail etc just to see them reinstalled again after doing zypper dup. I stopped worrying about it but locking packages is best idea.

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    Default Re: zypper dup wants to install games

    On 03/11/17 23:06, Pshemas wrote:
    >
    > I've wanted to remove all the crappy small games that were installed by
    > default. First I've tried to remove all the game packages - but then
    > zypper dup brought them back.
    > So I've tried removing patterns - again zypper dup brought them back. So
    > I've tried
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > zypper rm --clean-deps patterns-openSUSE-gnome_games
    > --------------------
    > - and again zypper dup brought them back.
    >
    > So how I remove those correctly?
    >
    >


    I always modify /etc/zypp/zypp.conf and /etc/zypper/zypp.conf to get the
    settings I want.

    In this case, uncomment the "solver.onlyRequires" entry in zypp.conf and
    change it to read "solver.onlyRequires=true", then recommends etc will
    not be installed (see comment in file) - you can still manually install
    blocked items. Then remove the packages.

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    Default Re: zypper dup wants to install games

    Yeah, I also hate this. You need to open the software center in YasT, search for the games and block it, choosing "never install" option after a right click in the game package.
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