Problems with desktop package

golfer golfbuf at
Sat Nov 11 02:50:48 UTC 2006

On 11/9/06, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at> wrote:
> I have a strange problem running Kubuntu Edgy;
> I don't need the kdebluetooth package since I don't have bluetooth.
> Trying to uninstall packade and some others like desktop sharing always
> includes removing kubuntu-desktop.
> And if I do that several panels in System Settings such as Monitor, Disk
> & file systems etc disappear.
> any ideas, I need bluetooth as much as I need headache.

You're playing with customization settings when you try to remove
anything that's part of the base kubuntu desktop.  Removing it pulls
off the kubuntu-desktop package, which contains a lot of config stuff.
 So, you should be willing to just allow these unused apps to sit
there.  If you want to remove the menu items, you can just edit your
menu to delete them.

If you have a space problem, you could try using the equivs package,
which would enable you to make dummy packages to meet the dependecies
you are breaking by removing those packages.  Read the
man:/equivs-build and equivs-control for info on how to use it.


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