Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Sep. 10 2005,23:17
Say you install something like gnu-utils.dsl,
which REPLACES all the symlinks to busybox with a true executable.
Then you remove all the executables with your uninstaller.
Where are all my old symlinks?
Same with nvidia.dsl , or xfree86.dsl, which replaces key files
for X . What do you do when you uninstall them,
and find you have no X anymore?
Now, for a simple .tar.gz, which ONLY installs to /tmp, /home/dsl, and /opt
this might work in some instances..
This is the basis for the .uci files working so well at uninstalling.
Some programs even make additional files into the filesystem at execution time.
This is an issue even with .uci files, which may make new files in /home/dsl .
( like /home/dsl/.gqview , or /home/dsl/.wesnoth , as examples )
Now I don't experience ANY of these issues
My gnu-utils.dsl, XFree86.dsl, and nvidia.dsl are EASILY uninstallable..
I run frugal !!!
Team DSL is working on solutions for these items.. stay tuned.
Do take note that DSL strives to be the best LIVE CD,
as it's number one mission and goal ..