KDE and too many programs
binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Nov 22 07:01:37 UTC 2006
O. Sinclair wrote:
> 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).
At least you have that choice in Linux, if you were in the 'other' OS
and didn't like a feature then you'd be stuck.
Linux, it's whatever you want it to be.
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