Re: vrms and contrib installers
firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian T. Sniffen) a tapoté :
> Mathieu, your habit of cutting context before replying makes long-term
> conversation with you impossible.
> Mathieu Roy <email@example.com> writes:
> > It must be possible to remove an installer without removing the
> > installed software. That's not what is asked here.
> It is possible: remove the package without purging it. If you want
> the installer and the installed non-free software gone, purge the
> You have not studied this issue even enough to make factual
My request to fix the issue we discussing is to force the installer to
build a debian package for the software they install. Whether or not
removing the installer may be, with or without --purge, removing the
installed software is irrelevant.
What is asked is the ability to remove/track non-free software with
the usual debian tools (dpkg, vrms).
I do not know if your mailer have troubles to follow the thread but
when I said "That's not what is asked here", I was not expecting a
confirmation of this possibility.
Not a native english speaker: