KDE and too many programs

Vayu vayu at sklinks.com
Wed Nov 22 06:55:51 UTC 2006

I can't speak for Edgy, but in Dapper I used a command line program 
sysv-rc-conf to turn off a bunch of the services I don't want.

A curious problem with that however, is that I had to go in and rename 
the shutdown script names to stop from having those services being 
called to shutdown.

A little study on the run levels and associated scripts helped me to 
reduce my boot and shutdown times and memory usage.

With hard disks so inexpensive I have no problem with what's installed 
only what's running and what's used in booting and shutting down.

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

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