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Old 02-17-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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How to remove KWrite rather than removing entire KDE


ps, I'm using yum.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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Do you use Fedora?
 
Old 02-17-2012, 06:46 AM   #3
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KWrite is integrated into KDEBase. The package manager can't remove it independently. I'm not sure if anything else in KDE uses it by default, so you could try cutting and pasting it to a temporary directory. If this has no ill effects on other software, you can delete the executable. I would suggest you just keep it and delete the menu entry, though, if it annoys you. I hate software bundles, so I avoid Desktop Environments and use separate window manager, file manager, etc.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 07:53 AM   #4
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Are you sure integrating KWrite into KDEBase is only the behavior of Fedora or the behavior all KDE?
 
Old 02-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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It's part of KDEBase on any distro. Why do you want to remove only KWrite?
 
Old 02-17-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, KWrite (and many other perfectly good KDE apps can't be installed or uninstalled by themselves. They are part of the KDE "environment" and "experience". For many people this is a good approach, but it was one of the first things Windows users complained about back around Windows95. "Give us the bare operating system, and let us add the software we choose!"

Gnu/Linux started out doing just that, but in the name of making life easier and Linux more desirable, we have these large bundles of interdependent software. I have chosen to stay away from these as much as possible, but there are some great apps out there that require large chunks of KDE or Gnome. I try to keep it to a minimum and constantly look for that little known app out there that can replace those bundled ones.
 
  


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