Cannot Remove | Uninstall Gnome .....
For reasons best not mentioned I need to reinstall X from scratch.
I figured that before doing this I would clean out gnome and kde (gnome started these problems so a fresh install of that would be good).
I have tried the famous:-
'whereis' gnome which gave me:-
then rpm -qa gnome
returned a big long list of files.
So I next (possibly lethal this but I really don't know) tried
rpm -e --allmatches --test gnome
which said "package gnome is not installed"
ok so I tried:-
rpm -e --allmatches --test gnome*
returned the same thing ...
Ok - so I search the gnome site (seemed a sensible place) and google but only found unanswered questions.
I KNOW gnome is on the system but what is the safe way to go and remove things.
I could try
rpm -qa gnome | grep gnome > gnomeFiles.txt
and then pipe this as input for rpm -e ........ with a nodeps option set but this seems to be asking for a ton of trouble.
Can gnome be removed at all ... ?