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Chris H

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Gnome install by mistake
« on: March 02, 2009, 02:23:50 pm »
Nice shiny new VL6 install.

Decided to install google-gadgets using the slapt-get gui.

Didn't realise it was going to install the gnome slackbuild  :o

I'm now watching the gnome bloatiness install and sully my lovely shiny lightweight xfce desktop.

Any way of removing it or is a fresh install on the cards?

Ta

Chris H

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Re: Gnome install by mistake
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 02:39:51 pm »
Rebooted and half my desktop icons have transformed and Firefox has been downgraded to V2.

 ??? ??? ???

Off for a fresh install.

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Re: Gnome install by mistake
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 04:21:20 pm »
Maybe it's that issue of having the gsb repository enabled, and some packages depending on it.
Ends up pulling a lot of unwanted stuff.

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Re: Gnome install by mistake
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 07:36:11 pm »
Unfortunately gsb has to be enabled:  there are lots of dependencies .on it.  No way around that.  The developers are working on replacement GNOME packages but until they get that done we have to live with gsb.

wcs is correct that gsb has insane dependencies.  If you install any of it you basically get stuck installing all of it.  What I don't understand is how that creates an issue for Xfce.  They only real change is that you have less disk space.  Unlike KDE there are no constantly running daemons added by GNOME that have to run unless something has seriously changed recently.

Bottom line:  you don't have to do a full reinstall.  You do need to remove the packages one by one at the command line as root with removepkg.  If you try to use gslapt to do the uninstalls it will rip out everything that depends on gsb including some core VL 6.0 packages, including gdm.  You can safely reupgrade firefox with no consequences.

HTH,
Cait
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Chris H

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Re: Gnome install by mistake
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 10:38:44 pm »
Have reinstalled anyways, quick and easy at this stage!

It created some odd effects - ff downgraded to v2, desktop icons interpreted as text files, gnumeric and abiword removed, gslapt refusing to work from the menu, only by command line, and others.

All working nicely now!

Ta