I'm currently running damnsmalllinux distribution and I want to remove certain packages from the desktop like the beaver but I can't locate package to in /etc/init.d/ to removeenter image description here

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How do I remove the package called Beaver or axyFTP when I can't locate the package name to remove


As a first step, see my answer to How do I find the installed package size in damnsmalllinux (debian)? to restore dpkg functionality.

/etc/init.d doesn't contain desktop applications, it contains startup scripts for services. To remove a package for an application you don't need, have a look at the list of packages in DSL; if you can find the package there,

dpkg --purge package

should remove it for you (assuming nothing else depends on it). Some applications in DSL aren't provided as packages though and can't easily be uninstalled; I get the impression this is the case for Beaver.

  • Okay thanks , I'm trying to remove firefox and its not listed in installed packages . What should I do? – David Lo May 7 '15 at 11:18
  • That falls under the "can't easily be uninstalled" category I mentioned; you'd need to figure out which files correspond to Firefox and delete those manually. – Stephen Kitt May 7 '15 at 11:45

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