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    removing packages


    hi,
    quick ?, so rpm allows one to install packages. is there a utility that automates the procedure of uninstalling packages?

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    Do:

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    rpm -e nameofpackage.rpm
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    yes, but suppose there are dependencies on other packages, are they automatically removed or kept?

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    armen. if you're using RedHat or Fedora, I highly recommend you install apt-get RPM. It will add and remove RPM packages and take care of dependency problems, and uses a nice front end called synaptic. You can find it here. Once apt-get is installed, open a terminal, become root and go:
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     apt-get update
    Then:
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    apt-get install synaptic
    Then:
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    synaptic
    Which will bring up synaptic so you can add and remove packages. This will be about as close to an "automatic" method of installing and uninstallng RPM's as you'll get. It will make life with Linux much easier.
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    Is there a way to show installed packages? Which also brings me to ask, is there some equivalent to a windows registry around here somewhere?

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    An easy command would be:
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    rpm -qa
    Which will give you a list of all installed rpm packets.

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    thanks Dapper Dan and everybody, very helpful

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