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5. Package Management > 5.4. Remove Software Packages

Remove Software Packages

I find that removing software packages is a far less common activity than installing them. After installing, say, SUSE Linux 10.0, I gradually accumulate more and more packages installed on top of the base distribution. Usually, this process continues until I decide to upgrade to a later distribution. There is an analogy here with moving into a new house. Once you’ve “moved in” to one particular distribution, you proceed to make it your own: customizing your desktop, adding new packages, and so on, until the time comes to find a new house. At that point you throw all the excess baggage away so that you can make a fresh start in your new life in your new home.


  

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