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bug #31946: pkg: better error reporting when trying to remove system packages

Submitted by:  Orion Poplawski <opoplawski>
Submitted on:  Wed 22 Dec 2010 05:03:32 AM UTC  
Category: Octave FunctionSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect Result
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Orion PoplawskiOpen/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Wed 22 Dec 2010 05:03:32 AM UTC, original submission:

When a user tries to remove a system installed octave package, they get:

octave:3> pkg uninstall octcdf
warning: some of the packages you want to uninstall are not installed

which is not very helpful. If no package of that name is installed, I would suggest:

warning: no package of that name installed.

If it was a system package:

warning: <package name> is a system installed package and cannot be removed by a user

Orion Poplawski <opoplawski>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon 28 Oct 2013 03:17:33 AM UTCmtmillerCategoryInterpreter=>Octave Function
      Severity3 - Normal=>1 - Wish
      Item GroupPerformance=>Incorrect Result
      Operating SystemGNU/Linux=>Any
      SummaryNeed better message when trying to remove system packages=>pkg: better error reporting when trying to remove system packages

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