KDE and too many programs

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 06:45:21 UTC 2006

O. Sinclair wrote:
> 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.
> Sinclair
I see I wrote kde-desktop, I do mean kubuntu-desktop of course.


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