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Re: [opensuse-factory] opensuse factory (2017.02.24) want to remove not installed packages.....
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On 2017-02-27 01:45, Felix Miata wrote:

*I* am working only with packages.

Zypper may be working with patterns or applications, but *I* am
working exclusively with packages when I use al, rl, ll, in or rm.

But you have to be aware of what zypper does, in order to use it
reliably. Zypper will complain of errors with applications, regardless
of you "only" using packages. And you must learn what to do.



How does it get decided which package(s) comprise(s) an
"application"?

Packagers do.

Is Xorg an application? GDM? The kernel? A video driver? Mesa?
KMix? Systemsettings5? Systemd? vlc-noX?

As long as Zypper, like Aptitude and DNF, is considered a package
management system rather than an application management system[1],
it makes better sense to me to say it works with packages without
any arbitrary additional characterization.

It is both.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" (Minas Tirith))
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