Originally Posted by sebastiane
I always thought it required all the 362 packages I experienced from installing arch.
I might not understand what you are trying to say, but many, many packages are installed if you build KDE.
Did you have a look at the KDE sections in the BLFS book (BLFS (svn) - KDE
Just one example: KDE libs
-> Have a look at the bottom of the page, the Contents
part. And that is just the kdelibs package.....
Hope this clears things up a bit.