Problems with desktop package

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Mon Nov 13 09:13:53 UTC 2006

It sure seems like you are correct and it irritates me with this type of 
bindings where I can not uninstall packages I don't need. It is not a 
question of space or anything, I just don't like having applications I 
don't use (or even can use in this case) installed.


golfer wrote:
> 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.
> regards,

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