KDE and too many programs

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 06:18:12 UTC 2006

Rob Blomquist wrote:
> I usually don't take the time to install KDE the way I want, but now I am 
> getting very interested in paring down all those programs to the ones I want 
> and need, and those I don't.
> A big part of the problem are the metapackages and how they control the need 
> for all the tools. 
> Are metapackages safe to remove? Then customize the package choice as I wish, 
> while paying, of course, close attention to the dependancies involved? Ubuntu 
> seems to act as if they are crucial to the upgrades being handled properly.
> Rob
am looking forward to more tech-savvy replies to this than I can give 
you. All I know is that I to some extent consider it a pain in the .... 
that I can not remove bluetooth that I have no use for whatsoever, nor 
can I completely remove the new Kpowerguidance, without breaking 
kde-desktop and a whole bunch of useful/necessary applications, such as 
System Settings.

I don't know why our dear KDE/Kubuntu developers insist on some of these 
  apps being so necessary that you cannot remove them without messing up 
your system. To my knowledge extremely few desktops and not all laptops 
(far from) are sold with bluetooth.


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