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Old 11-17-2002, 03:32 AM   #1
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Removing KDE from RedHat 8.0

Need help on removing KDE from RedHat 8.0??? Thanks.
Old 12-01-2002, 02:56 PM   #2
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What kind of help? You can query the rpm's and then remove them, or open up a package manager and go that route, whichever you prefer. To query the database in a command line:
rpm -qa | grep kde

Then it will bring up a list of the KDE associated packages. You probably don't really wanna remove KDE though, unless you really know what you are doing.

Anyway, once those files are listed, you simply need to remove them:
rpm -e filename.rpm

I believe that is the command to remove packages.

Old 12-01-2002, 03:08 PM   #3
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From the start menu in Gnome, select System Settings, Packages. Enter the root password. This will bring up the Red Hat's package manager. Unselect the KDE packages and close it out--that should remove them.
Old 12-08-2002, 05:23 PM   #4
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Find the packages belonging to KDE and store them in a file:

rpm -qa | grep kde > kde.txt

Check that kde.txt does not contain any files that you do not want to remove! Then as root:

rpm -e `cat kde.txt`

This is an easy way to remove KDE, and it will save you up to 200 MB of disk space!
Old 12-08-2002, 05:35 PM   #5
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Wow, that's very helpful! I wouldn't have thought of that. Nice tip CoffeeMug, thanks.



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