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Re: Need to uninstall many packages, how?

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:01:23PM -0400, Alex Leigh wrote:
>On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Brad De Vries wrote:
>> 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.
>I've also run into this annoyance and I found another workaround you
>could try. First, empty the Cygwin package cache on your local
>computer. Then run Setup.exe, choosing "Install from local directory".
>Then you can click on packages to uninstall them without cycling
>through the "Reinstall" option which is what's causing dependent
>packages to be reset to "Keep".

Interesting way of dealing with the problem.  I never would have thought
of that.

We really should fix setup.exe so that it is easier to uninstall stuff.
It's a real problem.


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