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Re: [SLE] HELP! Uninstalled CUPS and can't boot into KDE
  • From: Richard Bos <allabos@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 20:54:07 +0100
  • Message-id: <200211052054.08168.allabos@xxxxxxxxxx>
I don't understand it.

Op dinsdag 5 november 2002 19:25, schreef Thibaut Cousin:
> Synaptic (or Apt) is a good software to INSTALL things and taking care of
> the dependencies at the same time. But it is extremely bad for removing
> things, especially fundamental packages.

I just simulated to remove cups using synaptic. It shows with little red
arrows which dependend packages are being removed as well. So there is a
visual warning, what is going to happen.

The same thing when you use apt from the command line. It always tells you
what is going to happen and you always must confirm. What else can a tool do
to protect a user?

Fundamental packages can be protected to be removed. Just add the package
name to /etc/apt/rpmpriorities. Should cups be part of this file by default?

> In short: this tool is for experts
> only if you want to do anything else than installing.
> If you can, run YaST2 in text mode and lauch the package manager. It
> should complain about broken dependencies and reinstall everything
> important.


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