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Need to uninstall many packages, how?
- From: Brad De Vries <devriesbj at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:18:54 -0400
- Subject: Need to uninstall many packages, how?
Hello everyone. ?Today I accidentally installed many new packages into
my cygwin setup, namely X and Gnome, and I didn't want them. ?How do I
How this happened:
1) I noticed that I had not installed vim, I know I was shocked too,
but nonetheless, it's true.
2) I ran setup.exe,
??a) got to the "Select Packages" screen
??b) searched for vim
??c) opened the Editors category
??d) clicked on the first one I saw
??Oops, I had accidentally selected the GTK interface to vim.
??e) setup.exe automatically selected the correct vim package as a
package dependency, so I simply clicked the GTK vim again until it
??f) Clicked <Next> enough times to get it to run
After several minutes of downloading, verifying, installing,
configuring, post-installing, etc. I realized that it installed a lot
of X and Gnome related packages. ?Now I want to remove them all
because I don't want them. ?However, when I re-run setup.exe and try
to click the various packages to uninstall, it changes other packages
that I had previously selected to uninstall back to "keep."
The only option I see that's available to me is to completely
uninstall cygwin and then re-install the packages I do want. ?That
does not sound fun and I'm hoping someone has a better idea of how to
remove lots of related packages.
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