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Re: [solved] Re: How to uninstall Emacs?


From: Rodolfo Medina
Subject: Re: [solved] Re: How to uninstall Emacs?
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:50:02 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Rusi <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> No need As of now emacs depends (and so pulls in)
>> emacs24 At some future point it may change that to
>> emacs25 when you can (if you wish) remove emacs24
>>
>> [There are some minor niggles about manual and auto
>> installed tho...]
>
> There can be several problems which is to be expected
> with some 40 000 packs, but if you strictly adhere to
> the humpty-dumpty rules of thumb I just posted it
> should assure you a minimal dosage of problems.
>
> However, if the installer (aptitude) chokes, it is
> always a good idea to read the output as often the
> problems can be easily dealt with. For example, it can
> happen that it says:
>
>     mkdir: cannot create directory ‘a/b/c/d’: No such file or directory
>
> as the result of a command 'mkdir a/b/c/d' - yep, that
> should have come with the '-p' or '--parents' option,
> and realizing that you can manually create the
> directory path to make the aptitude command work if
> you invoke it yet again the same way.
>
> And so on. In particular, if aptitude chokes, you
> don't need to reinstall the entire system!
>
> Another source of annoyance is the division between
> the KDE and GNOME tools. Because they depend on
> different graphics libraries, installing a simple tool
> (which may have an excellent CLI and in essence
> doesn't even have anything to do with graphics or the
> desktop) you are still required to get the whole
> KDE/GNOME tool chain! This is even more annoying as
> there is absolutely no need for it save for some
> people's hysteria for a consistent "look and feel",
> where it is more important that everything looks the
> same (and it doesn't even look good at that) instead
> on focusing on what the tool does. The result of this
> is that tools become dependent on other tools (and
> libraries) for no reason with respect to the
> functionality or purpose of the tool, but only as
> a consequence of the "look and feel" hysteria.
> An example is 'gnome-terminal' and a zillion other
> pieces of software with the gnome- prefix that
> shouldn't have anything to do with GNOME.
> So use xterm!

About Gnome, I just posted a message on debian users list concerned with what
you write.

Bye

Rodolfo




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