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Old 05-31-2004, 05:10 AM   #1
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kde: removal of bits and pieces possible?


Hello,

Something I rather enjoy doing is stripping bloated stuff to the bare essentials.

I'm getting rid of xteddy, and such stuff.

I thought I might have a go at some of KDE apps: klettres for instance. With
Code:
apt-get remove klettres
i got an awesome list of libs, and apps, and things like Python, that would be removed while some other stuff would be installed.
For instance Kedit would be removed.

So I'm wondering if KDE is one unit in fact, and if you remove one bit of it you break it. Is this the case?

Which means that upgrading must take hours on a dial-up connection--does it?

Cheers,

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Old 05-31-2004, 11:16 AM   #2
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I don't think it's all one chunk.
I'm not running your distro but on mine I went in and got a list of all the apps I didn't use/want/need and was able to remove most of them and it did lighten the load-
However I used a file manager and not the command you did- so perhaps that's the route to go.

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Old 06-02-2004, 04:34 AM   #3
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Hello Frybyte,

Do you mean you simply used konqueror file mamager for instance and deleted individual executable files, or dir. Or you could use the rm command from a terminal.

Is this what you suggest?

cheers
 
Old 06-02-2004, 05:22 AM   #4
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i'm with a debian and doing "apt-get remove somekdeprog" give me the same problem, it wants to remove also a lot of packets and also kde itself!!!!
 
Old 06-04-2004, 09:32 AM   #5
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Well, then is it possible to remove individual directories or files manually -- executables for instance?
Is it any use?

Cheers,
 
Old 06-04-2004, 05:11 PM   #6
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Sorry to have taken so long to reply but I wanted to try to remember and be able to communicate what I did correctly.
I used the install/uninstaller that came with Suse.
When I went to the upgrade unintall/install part of the program it allowed me to mark bits that I wanted to remove and then let me know if there would be dependency problems.
This allowed me to remove almost everything though I did get stuck with Kate which I didn't want and a few other things [many in fact] but the main batch of KDE programs are no longer installed.

The reason I hesitated to let you know this is that I am not sure this method is applicable for any other Distro.

But it does prove [to me at least] that one can get rid of much of KDE and still have something left over.

I hope this helps a little.

Jay
 
Old 06-06-2004, 07:28 AM   #7
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Many thanks for your reply Frybyte!

In the case of KDE I'm not sure I can remove small packages independently in my distro.

I'm wondering if simply removing executable files of programs you don't want is enough, or useless in terms of freeing some space.

I saw there are quite a number of KDE packages, and among them kdebase, so that I shouldn't get unwanted stuff updated!

Cheers,
 
  


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