[kubuntu-users] Re: KDE and too many programs

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 08:11:56 UTC 2006

Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 08:18:12AM +0200, O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> 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.
> Yes they are safe to remove.
>> 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've now marked kdebluetooth and kde-guidance-powermanager to be
> recommends not depends on kubuntu-desktop for feisty.
> Jonathan
that is what I call quick response though - and thanks for that! It's a 
long story and I won't go deeper in it but I think I will revert to 
Dapper when I have time over and then wait for Feisty.


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