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Old 07-26-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
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Remove KDE?


I have searched the internet and various formus to no avail. How to I get rid of KDE?

I'm running Redhat 9.
Note: The Add/Remove packages utility does not allow me to do this (there is no checkbox).
Note: I haven't installed apt or yum yet (Laptop is not online).

Basically, I'm looking for a terminal command, or, maybe, a few terminal commands.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 01:10 PM   #2
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Hi.

A lot of applications depend on KDE being installed, so although it's possible, you may be better off leaving KDE where it is.

If you really want rid of KDE, then try doing the following from the command line as root:
rpm -e kdebase
I get:
Code:
error: Failed dependencies:
        libkateinterfaces.so.0 is needed by (installed) kdeaddons-3.2.3-0.1
        libkateutils.so.0 is needed by (installed) kdeaddons-3.2.3-0.1
        libkdecorations.so.1 is needed by (installed) kdeartwork-3.2.3-0.1
        libkonq.so.4 is needed by (installed) kdeutils-3.2.3-0.1
        libkonq.so.4 is needed by (installed) kdeaddons-3.2.3-0.1
        libkonqsidebarplugin.so.1 is needed by (installed) kdeaddons-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdepim-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdenetwork-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase = 6:3.2.3-0.1 is needed by (installed) kdebase-devel-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdeaccessibility-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdegraphics-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdeutils-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdeaddons-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdeartwork-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdeedu-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdetoys-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdegames-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdemultimedia-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdebindings-3.2.3-0.1
        kdebase >= 6:3.2.3 is needed by (installed) kdeadmin-3.2.3-0.2
so I would have to do:
rpm -e kdebase kdeaddons kdeartwork kdeutils kdepim ....
and so on, listing all the items (without their version numbers) that depend on kdebase. Once you've listed them all and hit return, you'll probably get another bunch of errors, so you'll have to do the same thing again, adding all the packages which depend on the one's you've just tried to remove with the rpm -e command. You'll have to keep doing this untill there are no errors left.

It will eventually work, but you may well find there are applications you need which have to be removed if you want to get rid of KDE.

Dave

Last edited by ilikejam; 07-26-2004 at 01:11 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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Thanks. That seems like a lot of work. I'll probably just leave it on until I move to another distro and then just not install it and let apt solve whatever deps-issues I run into.

Thanks again.
 
  


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