Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88738
No way to uninstall packages that are installed, such as KDE
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I open the package manager in RedHat 9, I have no way of uninstalling major
packages that are installed. For example. If I want to remove KDE, there is
no way to do it. There is also no easy way of installing additional RPMs and
seeing them in the list expect by click on the file or going to a command
prompt. The package manager is not as friendly or easy to use as KPACKAGE was
or GNOME RPM.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the package manager
2. Try to uninstall all of KDE
Actual Results: nothing
Expected Results: I should have the optiona to remove all of KDE
Some of this is bug 78996, the part about removing KDE (or GNOME) is
intentional. These groups are not allowed to be removed because doing so could
make it impossible to restart the tool and make your system usable again.
If I am root, I should be allowed to uninstall any package, whether it makes my
system unstable or not. And what about the other issue, I if I install 3rd
party RMPs, how do I find them in the add / remove programs. I mis KPACKAGE, at
least I had some control of the packages on my system.
This report is filed against a product which is no longer supported. It is very
likely that the problem is resolved in the current version of Fedora Core or
scheduled to be resolved with the new system-config-packages scheduled to land
in Fedora Core 5.