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Re: [opensuse-factory] opensuse factory (2017.02.24) want to remove not installed packages.....
On 25/02/17 04:47 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
So, applications and packages *are* the same thing? I can only guess I've seen
the Firefox application get installed and uninstalled over a hundred times.
(Hint: on most here, MozillaFirefox is not installed, while firefox-esr is.)

Ah, "names".
What you're saying is that the name of the package and the name of what's in it
are not always the same.

That's not the same thing at all.

Some packages only have data, not applications.

Some packages have a binary but it can't be run; it may _only_ be a library or
it may _need_ a library that's in another package. Sometimes what you get is a
shell executable. Or a JAR file that need the Java runtime to do anything with

Trivializing with glib one-liners isn't going to work here.

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