[PlanetCCRMA] Removing apps after doing the audiovideo

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Dec 8 18:04:01 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-08 at 17:49, Mark Knecht wrote:
> >From the Planet:
> http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/installapps.html
> "As long as you have one of these packages installed you will not be
> able to individually erase applications that are listed as
> requirements. You can, at any point, erase either
> planetccrma-audioapps or planetccrma-audiovideoapps and take manual
> control of which applications are installed or removed."
> What is meant by 'erase'? There are a large number of things installed
> and I need to recapture a bit of disk space.

Both packages (planetccrma-audioapps and planetccrma-audiovideoapp) are
empty. They only are there to "require" the default packages that I
consider "good" for a Planet CCRMA install. So, installing
planetccrma-audioapps through apt-get installs all the audio apps as
well. In addition, the planetccrma-* are updated every once in a while
so that apps that are added to the repository are automatically
installed on the next dist-upgrade. 

If you want to erase (rpm -e) applications that were installed through
either of the planetccrma-* packages then you have to first erase the
planetccrma-* that pulled them in. No harm done (they are empty
packages), except that in the future new applications will not be
automatically installed. 

This is a good incantation if you want to see which packages are using a
lot of disk space:

  rpm -q -a --qf "%{SIZE}  %{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}\n" | sort -n

This will output a list of all packages, sorted by installed size. 

-- Fernando