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Old 09-17-2009, 05:09 AM   #1
biske
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How to remove Akonadi?


Every time when i start kde there appears Akonadi server with some errors. I just want to remove akonadi from system. Do I have just to make commnad removepkg or there is some other procedure for removing? Where are all packages stored?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:10 AM   #2
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To remove packages, open a terminal, become root, and launch pkgtool. Scroll down to: "Remove packages that are currently installed".
Then scroll down to Akonadi, select it with the spacebar, and hit enter and it will be gone.
I don't know if anything else in KDE4 is dependent on Akonadi. So check to see if removing it will break anything that you need before you proceed.

You can always reinstall Akonadi from your Slackware CD / DVD if you remove it and decide later that you want it back.

There is likely a way to stop Akonadi from loading without removing it though. You could explore that as an option as an alternative to removing it.

The packages for Slackware are stored in /var/log/packages.

Last edited by tommcd; 09-17-2009 at 06:20 AM.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:35 AM   #3
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You can alternatively enable to mysql daemon. I also turned off the search feature and removed korganizer from the taskbar and therefore it doesn't start. Korganizer is what is starting akonadi.

You never know what might not work while removing things.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 10:18 AM   #4
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All right, now i know to remove akonadi, but want to ask you something.

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You can alternatively enable to mysql daemon. I
I didn't understood this, my english is not so good.


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I also turned off the search feature and removed korganizer from the taskbar and therefore it doesn't start. Korganizer is what is starting akonadi.

You never know what might not work while removing things.
How to turn off the search feature. How to turn of akonadi from starting at boot time? There is not any script in /etc/rc.d.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:53 PM   #5
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How to turn off the search feature.
You mean Strigi?

System Settings > Advanced Tab > Desktop Search

Uncheck the enable boxes.



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How to turn of akonadi from starting at boot time?
akonadictl status
akonadictl stop



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Old 09-18-2009, 05:59 AM   #6
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To stop akonadi from running at KDE startup you need to remove korganizer from the taskbar. Next time you startup, right click and go to either remove or quit. It should then ask you if you to not start korganizer at startup. Click yes.

If memory serves me correctly, this should work.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 04:43 AM   #7
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I don't know if anything else in KDE4 is dependent on Akonadi. So check to see if removing it will break anything that you need before you proceed.
I've got this akonadi search thing popping up now, I don't use kdepim at all but can't remove it because of akonadi and the way the deps have been set (I'm on Kubuntu 9.04; two systems have this true 64- and 32-bit). I can only remove akonadi if I remove kde-desktop! according to the deps so I can move to Gnome but I tried that when kde4 came out and decided 4 was the lesser evil.

Anyhoo .. akonadi can't start for some reason (deps not properly set it seems, perhaps a mysql problem) but can't be removed or stopped from attempting to start .... hmmm. This appears to be slowing my systems down too.

Seems the only solution is to try going back to 4.2?
 
Old 09-19-2009, 11:46 AM   #8
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I'm always amazed how developers think everybody else wants to use their computers the same way the devs do. Then they shove various features down everybody's throats, often with no opt-out options. Similar to the debate about Mono. [cynism]So much for choice.[/cynism]

Obvious here at LQ is that not all people (Slackers at least) do not want Akonadi, Strigi, or Nepomuk running. I don't have any use for the latter two but I suspect when I convert my office machine to 4.x (many months down the road) I might have to use Akonadi because I use KMail.

Regardless of all the philosophy, there is a config file in the user's home directory:

$HOME/.config/akonadi/akonadiserverrc

I don't whether this idea will help, but in the [QMYSQL] section, change StartServer=false.

Then also disable the services in System Settings as many people have suggested.
 
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:20 PM   #9
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Imagine the responsibility when choosing the revamp =]

The end of 3.5.blah coming and a lot of users (include me) calmly happy with KDE. All 'majors' going the same route... Recently some named distro officially adopted KDE as the main DE. I put a comment a bit biased (and almost ferocious) some time ago (shame!).

I completely missed all those 'innovations' coming. Even when disabled, they can sit huge files on your disk. Yeah, 'disk space is so cheap today', but i have a better use for it.

More and more 13.0 is being a joy...
 
Old 09-19-2009, 01:45 PM   #10
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Here's the answer, or rather a clue to it.

My interest in akonadi was piqued because I noticed it was running mysqld even though rc.mysqld was non-exec. So I went into the akonadi conf in system settings and told it not to use the internal mysql. This stopped akonadi from running at kde startup but it wastes time and opens error windows in its attempt to start.

So I read the advice in the link above and created resources (just picked simple sounding file ones at random for each dropdown) in the kresources bit of system settings. This didn't stop akonadi from trying to run, but after a bit of guess/detective work I decided to let akonadi start up by allowing to start the internal mysqld again. Akonadi then started and did the migration on the newly created resources (as outlined in the link above) and then after the next startup of kde (actually perhaps two startups?) akonadi doesn't even try to start.

Code:
$ akonadictl status
Akonadi Control: stopped
Akonadi Server: stopped
Hooray!

What's so hard about a checkbox in system settings to enable/disable it? Crazy. Perhaps the phase of Moon is relevant too - who knows.

PS using slackware 13.0.

Last edited by mcnalu; 09-19-2009 at 01:52 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 09-19-2009, 02:03 PM   #11
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So... You can use all pim and mail related applications and they just work without akonadi?

Forget it...

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Old 09-19-2009, 04:01 PM   #12
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Yes. In fact, as stated here Akonadi is intended as a storage system, able to provide services not only to Kontact (through a KDE API) but e.g. to Evolution as well (through a Gnome API).

I use Kontact and do not use Akonadi.

Things are easier with Slackware as each package mostly stands by itself. For instance I have only following packages installed of the KDE family:

amarok
kdeadmin
kdebase
kdebase-runtime
kdebase-workspace
kdegraphics
kdelibs
kdepim
kdepimlibs

as I use mostly Kontact and Amarok with Fluxbox as WM (though KDE-4.2.4 works well so).

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 09-19-2009 at 04:56 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 04:24 PM   #13
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Yep, with 4.2.4 it is not so needed. Mine goes removed next session when I realized it was asking for *sql... Nothing against, but don't need it now.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 05:48 AM   #14
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FWIW, I have kde running *with* akonadi and nepomuk and everything is fine. There's no way I'm ever going to disable either one as they provide valuable features that make kde superior to any other DE, IMHO.

Please stop whining about things not working right out of the box. This is Slackware we are talking about, not *buntu. All problems listed here can be solved within 30 minutes by utilizing your google-fu.

If you have a problem with kde's pillars (yes, akonadi and nepomuk are part of those, as are solid and plasma btw), keep looking for an alternate DE, as those will be more and more integrated into the kde platform itself as well as third party applications.
 
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:14 PM   #15
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FWIW, I have kde running *with* akonadi and nepomuk and everything is fine. There's no way I'm ever going to disable either one as they provide valuable features that make kde superior to any other DE, IMHO.

Please stop whining about things not working right out of the box. This is Slackware we are talking about, not *buntu. All problems listed here can be solved within 30 minutes by utilizing your google-fu.
...
I don't think I was whining, just rather exasperated at the lack of control I have over a desktop I otherwise like. Starting a mysql database instance without asking me isn't what I expect from kde or slackware.

Your point that akonadi and nepomuk are an integral part of KDE4 is a good one, but having read about both of them (and strigi), I don't think I have much use for them.

So, let me take a step back (and I don't mean to be funny or rude!), please tell me why I might be wrong and what uses you put them to?

Last edited by mcnalu; 09-20-2009 at 01:16 PM. Reason: typo
 
  


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