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DISPEL(8)                    System Administration                   DISPEL(8)



NAME
       dispel - removes software packages

SYNOPSIS
       dispel [options] [package1] ... [package2] ...

       dispel -e|--exile|-d|--downgrade <package> <version(1,3,5)>

EXAMPLE
       To uninstall emacs type:

              dispel emacs

DESCRIPTION
       dispel  is part of the sorcery source-code package management suite. It
       is a command-line tool for automatically uninstalling a package and its
       associated files.

OPTIONS
   -d, --downgrade <spell> <version(1,3,5)>
       remove the selected spell and restore to the given previously installed
       version.

   -e, --exile
       removes software package and sets package status to 'exile'.  This pre-
       vents it from being cast again automatically, such as when it is needed
       as a dependency.

       To unexile a spell, simply dispel it without any arguments.

   --notriggers
       disables handling of "triggers" for this session, the automatic recast-
       ing/dispelling of other spells when a spell is dispelled.

   --nosustain
       usually,  sorcery  will  refuse to dispel things it vitally needs (gcc,
       tar, bash, etc.)  This overrides that protection.

   --noreap
       dispel the spell without removing its files

   --no-reap-depends
       Dont remove dependency information, do not use  this  unless  you  know
       exactly what you are doing, and dont complain if(3,n) it breaks your box.

   -h, --help
       outputs short help

FILES
   /var/lib/sorcery/excluded
       List of regexps that are excluded during a cast or dispel.

   /var/lib/sorcery/protected
       List of files that will not be removed.

   /var/lib/sorcery/sustained
       List  of spells that are essential to system, and dispel of is not per-
       mitted.  Casting and upgrading is fine.

ADVANCED USAGE
       Remove xfree86, will not be cast again for any reason

              dispel --exile xfree86

       Rolling back to a previous version(1,3,5) of a package

              dispel --downgrade glibc 2.2.3

NOTES
       Do not include version(1,3,5) or section when specifying  a  package.  To  get
       complete  listing of installed software packages and versions type gaze
       installed

NOTES
       Downgrade  will  only  rollback  to  versions  that   were   previously
       installed.  It will not download older versions from the Internet.

AUTHOR
       Original version(1,3,5) by Kyle Sallee, and updated Thomas Stewart and Karsten
       Behrmann.

       Maintained    by     the     Source     Mage     GNU     Linux     Team
       (http://www.sourcemage.org)

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to bugzilla <http://bugs.sourcemage.org>

SEE ALSO
       alter(8),  cast(8),  cleanse(8),  gaze(1),  grimoire(5),  scribbler(8),
       scribe(8), sorcery(8), sorcery_config(5), summon(8)

WARRANTY
       This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY



Source Mage GNU Linux            November 2004                       DISPEL(8)

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