Originally Posted by CollieJim
Webkit takes forever to compile. If I do not use konquerer, do I really need it?
If not, how do I disable it?
If a package is pulled into the tree it can only be because
- you emerged it explicitly, using "emerge package"
- or it's a dependency of a package you emerged (world) or a dependency of a system package
Portage doesn't randomly push packages into your system if they are not needed.
Being that said, you made the assumption that konqueror uses webkit, which is wrong unless something important happened the last few days. Konqueror, as far as I know, uses it's own engine, called khtml. khtml is an ancestor of webkit, but it's not quite the same.
You can use "equery d <package_name>" to find what packages are officially depending on a given package (webkit in this case). equery is part of the gentoolkit package, in case you don't have it installed.