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#1 2008-04-30 03:27:52

Gauvenator
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[solved]Removing Xfce4

I initially installed Xfce4, but I have moved to gnome.  Can I uninstall it without messing up my system?

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#2 2008-04-30 03:48:20

Allan
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Re: [solved]Removing Xfce4

pacman -Rs xfce4 will remove all the xfce4 components and unneeded dependencies.  The stuff needed for gnome will stay on your system

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#3 2008-04-30 20:05:29

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Re: [solved]Removing Xfce4

OK so I run that, get an error about dependencies.  I modified it to this:

pacman -Rs xfce4 xfce4-goodies

and now it says screenlets is dependent on notification-daemon.  When I try to remove everything but the notification-daemon-xfce, then the notification-daemon is dependant on another package.

How can I configure screenlets to be dependant on something else?  I'm pretty sure it doesn't require Xfce.

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#4 2008-04-30 21:10:51

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Re: [solved]Removing Xfce4

I took me a while to remove xfce4, too.  It helped me to think of it as a puzzle:  looking for and removing those packages that aren't depended on, then removing the ones that have been freed up, etc, until they are all gone.  It took me 3 passes, iirc.

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#5 2008-05-01 00:15:11

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Re: [solved]Removing Xfce4

Well I've uninstalled everything except notification-daemon-xfce, libxfce4util, and libxfcegui4, because screenlets requires the notification daemon, which requires libxfce4util and libxfcegui4.

Is there a way to force pacman to remove a package, regardless of dependencies?

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#6 2008-05-01 02:38:24

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Re: [solved]Removing Xfce4

pacman -Rd (package)

Removes regardless of deps.


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#7 2008-05-04 03:49:49

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Re: [solved]Removing Xfce4

Thanks!  I've removed all of it now.  -Rd worked perfectly on notification-daemon.

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#8 2009-08-13 17:52:04

E5o
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Re: [solved]Removing Xfce4

Thanks, donatovero!

Removing xfce4 gave me some trouble, too. But trying your two-step pacman did it.

Cheers

E5o

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