I'm using Fedora 15 Gnome 3 spin and I've installed awesome as a window manager. I want to completely remove installed gnome, lxde and xfce but not to damage already installed applications. How can I go about doing this?
Rather than removing packages one by one, use
But be careful because
However, you can instruct yum to remove only those packages which are not required by any other packages or groups by adding the
You can remove them through YUM. Firstly, find all the packages you want to remove. Something like this should work:
Then you can go and uninstall them.
Keep in mind that
Also keep in mind, and this is VERY important, you could remove software you use often including any settings it saves. Removing these programs is quite risky. It might be worth it to back up your home folder and re-install fresh. It could be the difference between days of hair pulling and having a little time to relax while you re-install.