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Old 12-11-2009, 05:01 AM   #1
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Akonadi


Hi all,

On my University system, I have a quota. I noticed the following directory:

$HOME/.local/share/akonadi

Some Googling tells me this may be a KDE-specific thing but it takes a lot of quota space for me. I don't use KDE (any more, hated it ever since KDE 4) - is it safe to remove this directory? Also, if I ever use KDE again, will removing this directory cause any problems?

I've never heard of Kontact which seems to be a common theme in similar threads.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 05:35 AM   #2
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I just ran into the akonadi directory on my own system as well; it seem to be some sort of "personal information management" system that certain KDE programs rely on to provide random backend functionality. In my case, the program which seems to depend on this thing is k3b (a cd/dvd burning utility), though I haven't been able to determine what the interaction is between that and akonadi.
At any rate, in response to whether the folder in question is safe to remove: since akonadi is a KDE application, unless you plan on using any other KDE applications, there should be no problem whatsoever getting rid of the folder - and should you decide that you do need to use some such application again in the future, I have no doubt that akonadi will happily re-generate that folder for you, if need be. You may loose some saved program settings, but I'm pretty sure that's the worst you can expect to happen. Most programs seem to be pretty good about handling missing config directories.
 
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If you don't use KDE, I don't see why you can't delete it.Infact, I don't even use it in KDE.
 
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:09 AM   #4
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I don't use KDE but I like using Kate because it's better than the text editors that come with the standard Ubuntu install. Will that be a problem?
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:17 AM   #5
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Akonadi is a storage service for personal information management (PIM) data and meta data.
So I don't think it will cause problems for kate. Btw, why don't you like gedit?
 
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:07 AM   #6
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Sadly, no! It looks too clunky for me, and lacks a nice Terminal button at the bottom. I typically use Kate for most things and nano when I want something quick done.

I've removed the directory - thanks all.
 
  


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