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Vectorbie Station => Vectorbie Questions => Topic started by: d_s on March 20, 2012, 03:12:15 pm

Title: {solved} deinstalling Java...?
Post by: d_s on March 20, 2012, 03:12:15 pm
Hi all,

just today I tried to deinstall java from my VL system via gslapt.
On Execute, gslapt told me that it wants to remove several packages that shouldn't be tightly related to Java - among them: gdm, lynx, man(!) and even xfce!!!

WTF? That can't be true, can it? Of course I aborted the deinstallation, for I did not want to risk the system to become trash, which it surely would without XFCE.

But now what?

I want to get rid of Java because I don't need it and (from all I heard about it) it has become a major security risk when surfing the internet.

Any advices are welcome!
Title: Re: deinstalling Java...?
Post by: nightflier on March 20, 2012, 03:52:46 pm
removepkg jre
Title: Re: deinstalling Java...?
Post by: d_s on March 20, 2012, 05:05:49 pm
removepkg jre
That worked. Thx!

Now how do I set it to "solved"...?
(Hmmm... Brute force worked...)
Title: Re: {solved} deinstalling Java...?
Post by: pierce.jason on March 21, 2012, 07:40:03 pm
Easier solution is simply disabling the java plugin in your web browser.

Java security risks have been greatly reduced in the past 3 years. A result of more frequent jre updates, more frequent web browser updates... combined with better internal(Sun/Oracle) code review and smarter users...