Split kdebase-workspace-bin into more packages

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Wed Nov 3 02:09:58 GMT 2010

"Mackenzie Morgan" <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Monday, November 01, 2010 04:37:06 pm Rodrigo Belém wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I've been working to reduce the size and dependencies of
>> kubuntu-mobile. One of  the villains of the image being large is the
>> package kdebase-workspace-bin. How could we split it? Creating
>> package, e.g. kdebase-workspace-minimal-bin, with just the minimal
>> requirements?
>This is also a request of the Edubuntu team. Edubuntu includes KDE-Edu,
>manages to pull in kdebase-workspace-bin, resulting in Edubuntu users
>(who are 
>using GNOME with a few KDE apps on top) having full-blown Kubuntu
>installed and being asked about some gdm & kdm things they don't
>installing every time they upgrade to a new release.
Things like kdm getting pulled in can be fixed via package dependencies and don't require the library to be split. For this case the output of 'aptitude why kdm' on an affected system would be useful. If someone will put this in a bug (if it's not already) and point me at it, I can look into it.

Scott K

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