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Old 03-19-2004, 03:20 PM   #1
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running gnome apps without gnome and dependency problems

Hi All,
I would like to run some gnome apps without having gnome installed. e.g. I wish to be able to use magicdev, but it is dependent on gnome. Likewise, I would like to run totem, which is again dependent on gnome. I also notice that even some of my kde apps are dependent on gnome being installed. This really p***** me off, as having gnome installed obviously takes up valuable HD space which I could make better use of. So to my question, how do I run these gnome apps without gnome, and how do I remove gnome without affecting kde, or am I asking the impossible.
Old 03-19-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
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I don't think removing gnome without affecting KDE should be hard - they use different libraries, although a few are common to both.
I know exactly what you mean about GNOME apps though. I want to use Ximian Evolution to read email but it needs around 11 different gnome related libraries installed. It's a bloody nightmare.
Old 03-19-2004, 04:00 PM   #3
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no, you just need to install the certain parts of gnome that your apps need, and leave the rest of them off. I guess if you use some ready binary packages, they should tell you the packages they need? or do they just say "I want gnome"?

in my case, I had to install (if I recall this right) two somehow small packages from Gnome, and it was I can run my "gnome-dependent" apps that I have (only few of them, not much) without having the whole Gnome on my HD.

but I still assume it depends on the apps, what parts of gnome they need.... you'll first have to find out what exact parts they need and then get the appropriate packages. if they insist they need a certain file, google for the file to find out the package it comes with...or if they give the package name, get it from Gnome's site and install it.

I'm not sure about the "safe" removal of Gnome (from KDE's point of view)...I suppose you just remove the packages you don't need one by one, by forcing if nothing else helps?
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to Komakino: I used Ximian Evolution too when I had gnome once. but then I changed it to another, was it IceWM or what, and did some updates, and suddenly Evolution didn't work well at all anymore :/ then I just got bored and changed to Mozilla Thunderbird and now I'm happy...

Evolution was good as long as it worked on my machine. something just came to it's way...I didn't have time to find out.


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