[Tutor] Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 11.10 - Do not unintall
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Nov 2 11:07:31 CET 2011
On 02/11/11 06:26, spawgi at gmail.com wrote:
> Shouldn't this be treated as a bug then? As a user I should be allowed
> to uninstall the software I want to.
You can, it just breaks stuff that depends on it.
Just as if you uninstalled Java all your Java applications
would break (eg Eclipse, Freemind etc)
The same is true on any OS. If you remove Java (or .Net)
from a Windows box the same kind of bad thing happens.
The systems administrator (you for a single user PC!) is expected to
know and understand the critical components and their dependencies.
Basically if you didn't explicitly install it, don't remove it.
(And even if you did explicitly install it there may still be
dependencies from things you installed later!)
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