KDE and too many programs
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 06:57:54 UTC 2006
O. Sinclair wrote:
> 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.
>> 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.
> I see I wrote kde-desktop, I do mean kubuntu-desktop of course.
I see that I stand to correct my earlier rantings. It is possible to get
rid of bluetooth - but not the new Powermanager (kde-powerguidance). It
breaks the whole "guidance" - many of the System Settings disappear.
And since I don't like the new Powermanager I don't like this
connection. Am considering reverting back to Dapper actually (not only
cause of that, other nuisances with Edgy as well).
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