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Re: Expunge OpenOffice.org?



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On Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 06:37:14PM +0700, Brian Durant wrote:
> Sorry, I guess I should add that I am a newbie to Debian systems and 
> Linux in general, but have some experience with RPM based systems. 

Actually, this isn't information we need.  User groups don't care if
you're a newbie or not as long as you can reasonably demonstrate that
you have a clue going in.  Avoid reposting the same question twice in
a week, it generally only annoys people into not helping you.

> I understand some of the basics of the Debian package system, but
> want to make sure that all the bits and bobs from OpenOffice.org are
> removed, so that there is no hindrance to installing Star Office
> 6. I don't know if it is enough to just remove the .deb package.

If you don't have it yet, get aptitude.  Hit / and search for
openoffice.org.  When you find the package, you can hit enter to find
out what packages it depends on.  Hit q to back out.  Hit _ to purge
it (and I think any packages that it depends on that nothing else is
using).  Finally, hit g to see what it's going to do, and hit g again
to go for it.  q will quit.  You'll find aptitude's pretty damn handy.

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