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Old 07-14-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
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Can I remove KDE, or how much of it?


Hello,

There have been severla threads on KDE. However KDE seems to be at least two things: a desktop manager and a set of applications.

Concerning windowsmanagers, I use Icewm and Fluxbox (can't see the difference between Fluxbox and Blackbox by the way).

Concerning KDE, I use Konqueror (File manager only) when I'm really stuck -- otherwise x-term and dfm do the job for me --, Kedit when gvim is less convenient. Of course run these programmes from icewm or Fluxbox.

I don't want to use KDE as a deskmanager because it's bloated and too much like windows (though much better).

Can I keep some KDE software and remove the destopmanager?
can I remove KDE through apt-get and install only updated versions of the KDE software I want?

Thanks!
 
Old 07-14-2004, 09:39 PM   #2
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you can try as root:

apt-get remove kdelibs3 kdelibs4

what i would do is to reinstall Libranet, at the software screen, click on minimal install, ignore kde, and continue with the installation, after the update/upgrade install whatever app you want, i use ksnapshot and guarddog from kde, but my wm is Fluxbox.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 09:58 PM   #3
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keep kde-base, kde-libs and qt.
remove all other kde related things...
kde-edutainment
kde-toys
kde-games
kde-multimedia
kde-network
kde-artwork
etc etc etc...
 
Old 07-15-2004, 02:02 PM   #4
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Hello macondo,

Quote:
what i would do is to reinstall Libranet
Well I'm not sure i want to reinstall Libranet just now because I've upgraded several apps and don't want to go through all this again on my dial-up connection. I'd rather wait until I add a little Ram to my computer, and install Libranet 2.8.1.

However, I'm interested in "minimal install" -- what does it install?

And of course next time I install Libranet I won't install KDE or Gnome destop-managers (gnome as a desktop never worked with Libranet 2.7 on my machine but it doesn't matter at all).

Quote:
keep kde-base, kde-libs and qt. remove all other kde related things...
Okay, qwijibow, this is going to be fun!

Thanks, both of you, for your help!
 
Old 07-15-2004, 02:18 PM   #5
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Hello again,

Just to say I've just found out my favourite editor on Windows has been ported to Linux : EditPadLite.

So I don't even need KEdit, and EditPadLite runs without KDE though it needs QT (which you can download with EditPL).

Cheers,
 
  


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