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Using Openbox - Which Xfce Files are Safe to Uninstall
« on: March 23, 2010, 11:42:48 am »
Ive decided to make openbox my normal window manager, but I have a few questions:

1) Which Xfce files are safe to install? I tried removing all of Xfce but then my computer refised to boot up Vector Linux properly, complaining about missing GTK files. (I didnt remove any GTK files, I just opened GSlapt and removed 'Xfce').

2) Do I have to edit a file or anything to tell Vector Linux that I want to use Openbox as default instead of Xfce?

3) Is it possible to use SLiM or XDM instead of GDM? (I think Vector uses GDM by default, I could be wrong though).

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Re: Using Openbox - Which Xfce Files are Safe to Uninstall
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 12:05:15 pm »
gslapt isn't very picky about what it removes when you tell it to uninstall something. Chances are, it will go in and remove the dependencies as well. This is why you ended up with missing dependency files.

A better way to remove something is to use removepkg, and remove just the packages you wish to uninstall.
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reinstalling openbox
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 02:27:34 pm »
reinstalling openbox should logically bring in all the dependencies required for openbox to run.
Since it was installed its dependencies should not have been removed, and if the pkgmanager here allows this that would be the first system I have ever seen doing this.  But I am new here, I am just learning the ropes.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 02:38:11 pm by fungalnet »