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steak1987 04-09-2013 08:58 PM

Install Amarok without installing KDE desktop?
 
Is there any way to install Amarok without installing KDE ? I tried using synaptic to install it as per :



http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ubuntu-63/is-it-possible-to-install-amarok-without-kde-671629/


But when I tried it on my system, I got the following:

Code:

sudo apt-get install amarok
[sudo] password for XXXX:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree     
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  amarok-common amarok-utils docbook-xsl kate-data katepart kde-runtime
  kde-runtime-data kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins
  kdemultimedia-kio-plugins kdoctools kubuntu-debug-installer libattica0.3
  libclucene0ldbl libdlrestrictions1 libkatepartinterfaces4 libkcddb4
  libkcmutils4 libkde3support4 libkdeclarative5 libkdecore5 libkdesu5
  libkdeui5 libkdewebkit5 libkdnssd4 libkemoticons4 libkfile4 libkhtml5
  libkidletime4 libkio5 libkjsapi4 libkjsembed4 libkmediaplayer4
  libknewstuff3-4 libknotifyconfig4 libkntlm4 libkparts4 libkpty4
  libkrosscore4 libktexteditor4 liblastfm0 libloudmouth1-0 libmygpo-qt1
  libmysqlclient18 libnepomuk4 libnepomukdatamanagement4 libnepomukquery4a
  libnepomuksync4 libnepomukutils4 libntrack-qt4-1 libntrack0 libphonon4
  libplasma3 libqapt-runtime libqapt1 libqjson0 libqtscript4-core
  libqtscript4-gui libqtscript4-network libqtscript4-sql libqtscript4-uitools
  libqtscript4-xml libsolid4 libsoprano4 libstreamanalyzer0 libstreams0
  libtag-extras1 libthreadweaver4 libvirtodbc0 libxml2-utils mysql-common
  ntrack-module-libnl-0 oxygen-icon-theme phonon phonon-backend-gstreamer
  plasma-scriptengine-javascript qapt-batch shared-desktop-ontologies
  soprano-daemon virtuoso-minimal virtuoso-opensource-6.1-bin
  virtuoso-opensource-6.1-common
Suggested packages:
  libxine1-ffmpeg libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-sql-psql moodbar
  docbook-xsl-doc-html docbook-xsl-doc-pdf docbook-xsl-doc-text
  docbook-xsl-doc libsaxon-java libxalan2-java libxslthl-java
  docbook-xsl-saxon fop xalan dbtoepub djvulibre-bin finger lame hspell
  phonon-backend-vlc phonon-backend-xine phonon-backend-mplayer
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  amarok amarok-common amarok-utils docbook-xsl kate-data katepart kde-runtime
  kde-runtime-data kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins
  kdemultimedia-kio-plugins kdoctools kubuntu-debug-installer libattica0.3
  libclucene0ldbl libdlrestrictions1 libkatepartinterfaces4 libkcddb4
  libkcmutils4 libkde3support4 libkdeclarative5 libkdecore5 libkdesu5
  libkdeui5 libkdewebkit5 libkdnssd4 libkemoticons4 libkfile4 libkhtml5
  libkidletime4 libkio5 libkjsapi4 libkjsembed4 libkmediaplayer4
  libknewstuff3-4 libknotifyconfig4 libkntlm4 libkparts4 libkpty4
  libkrosscore4 libktexteditor4 liblastfm0 libloudmouth1-0 libmygpo-qt1
  libmysqlclient18 libnepomuk4 libnepomukdatamanagement4 libnepomukquery4a
  libnepomuksync4 libnepomukutils4 libntrack-qt4-1 libntrack0 libphonon4
  libplasma3 libqapt-runtime libqapt1 libqjson0 libqtscript4-core
  libqtscript4-gui libqtscript4-network libqtscript4-sql libqtscript4-uitools
  libqtscript4-xml libsolid4 libsoprano4 libstreamanalyzer0 libstreams0
  libtag-extras1 libthreadweaver4 libvirtodbc0 libxml2-utils mysql-common
  ntrack-module-libnl-0 oxygen-icon-theme phonon phonon-backend-gstreamer
  plasma-scriptengine-javascript qapt-batch shared-desktop-ontologies
  soprano-daemon virtuoso-minimal virtuoso-opensource-6.1-bin
  virtuoso-opensource-6.1-common
0 upgraded, 84 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
Need to get 65.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 203 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
Abort.

Is it really necessary to install all these packages just to run amarok ?

towheedm 04-09-2013 11:16 PM

Yep sure looks that way. Those are all dependencies. Note that some of the direct dependency may have their own dependencies, making the installed list rather large.

steak1987 04-10-2013 01:44 AM

Blasted! Im not keen on using so much space since I'm running on an SSD, but if thats the only way to run amarok then .... Alas, lots of disk space will be used.

towheedm 04-10-2013 07:31 AM

Then stick with one that's native to your desktop environment. That way it does not have to pull in all of those KDE dependencies.

steak1987 04-10-2013 08:10 AM

I dont think I know of any Amarok equivalent (in terms of features) for XFCE.

snowpine 04-10-2013 11:41 AM

For the record, that is not the full KDE desktop (just some KDE libraries that are necessary dependencies of Amarok). Frankly, 203mb isn't that much disk space, it's just a few minutes of HD video for example. Unless your drive is super-tiny (like one of those 4gb netbooks) I wouldn't worry about it.

If you are looking for Amarok alternatives, the Arch wiki has a comprehensive list, including some that are quite lightweight: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ons/Multimedia

jonjermey 04-11-2013 05:27 PM

Clementine is supposedly like an earlier Amarok, before it developed delusions of grandeur.

steak1987 04-13-2013 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowpine (Post 4929053)
For the record, that is not the full KDE desktop (just some KDE libraries that are necessary dependencies of Amarok). Frankly, 203mb isn't that much disk space, it's just a few minutes of HD video for example. Unless your drive is super-tiny (like one of those 4gb netbooks) I wouldn't worry about it.

If you are looking for Amarok alternatives, the Arch wiki has a comprehensive list, including some that are quite lightweight: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ons/Multimedia

Yeah, I realized, I probably should have mentioned that I didnt want to install all the KDE specific dependencies just to use amarok. I had a mindfart and it looked really simmilar to the dependies for installing the desktop environment, so thats what I put in my title. 203 MBs is still a lot of bloat, just to play some music. Regardless, I think I've found the media player for me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonjermey (Post 4930000)
Clementine is supposedly like an earlier Amarok, before it developed delusions of grandeur.


Thanks, Clementine actually looks quite good.


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