Awkwardness with urpmi in the konsole
As a Mandriva user, i'm using the MCC to install and remove packages, I like that RPM way. But yet, that's slow, so when I know exactly what I want installed/removed i'd like to do it in the konsole.
However, I didn't find, even with Google, a short list of the konsole options for the urpmi command....
Would you mind if I ask just four questions ?
1/ is it possible to do a search for a name without having that package (if 1 occurency is found) automatically installed ? >_< No install, just show available programs for that name.
2/ is it possible to search for a package name, and to see only the descriptions (short or maximal) of the matching program names ? No auto-install, but instead loading the descriptions.
3/ how to uninstall a package through the console, what is the command ?
4/ concerning "dependency hell" : once I wanted to remove a single KDE program through MCC (because I had screwed, as root, that program's sytem files beyond repair), but that replied me that [half of KDE] should be removed alongside with it, as dependencies.
I saw that there is a -force option for urpmi in the konsole, in order to ignore dependencies.
So would it be possible, on the occasion, to "cheat" : uninstall a program ignoring its dependencies (that should have been removed too), and right after that install again a fine version of that same program ? Would the system work just fine, in your opinion ?
Thanks if you can reply :)
mandriva help rpmq firefox-1.0.7
and I get
urpmq firefox -v -r
Why can't I see the version number of thew software although I put -r ????
urpmq firefox -v -r
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation DownloadDVD (cdrom1).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.update_source.cz]
no package named firefox
The following packages contain firefox:
And how if I wanted to add an unofficial source (for instance because mandriva doesn't give fiirefox-1.0.7 instead only 1.0.2 ????