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Old 09-25-2005, 12:16 AM   #1
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Removing individual KDE apps


I am trying to remove individual packages from KDE on Slackware 10.2. Since KDE programs come in grouped packages (kdemultimedia, kdepim etc.) I have to install several programs I don't want in order to get a few that I do. Is there any way to then remove the unwanted packages, or to install only the ones I want to begin with?

For example: I want to use kget, so I installed kinternet. But this comes with several packages I don't want (kopete, ksirc etc.) so can I get rid of them while keeping kget?


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Old 09-25-2005, 02:42 AM   #2
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Unfortunately Slack does not breakdown KDE into individual packages, so its not possible. You can install individual KDE packages/modules if you compile KDE from source.
Old 09-25-2005, 03:04 AM   #3
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You can use tar to extract individual files. Be careful not to overwrite dir's! Of course you could 'tar xzvf' all the files to a folder in your home directory and then manually copy them over (tgz files always decompress to / when using installpkg or pkgtool).

Personnally I wouldn't worry about the extra programs unless I was installing on a flash card or small hard drive.
Old 09-25-2005, 03:39 AM   #4
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I have only installed the following KDE packages:


and then installed other programs instead of the KDE ones eg. instead of kwebdevel I have installed bluefish, the only problem with this is that sometimes you may have to install loads of extra packages to fulfill dependancies.

I feel the same way about KDE (I hate noatun, this is totally irrational, but it is the case), an ideal situation would be a vanilla KDE and then you add the programs/utilities that you need.

Old 09-25-2005, 04:32 AM   #5
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In the end I just went for the most basic of KDE installs, and as suggested, am in the process of installing other apps now. Thanks anyway.


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