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Author Topic: Remove KDE programs, How  (Read 1072 times)
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« on: December 26, 2010, 06:16:49 pm »

In VL6Soho there are a lot of programs for KDE for which I have not much use
and they clatter the system.

How does one remove such programs properly ? removepkg will not work.

:$ sudo removepkg kmail

No such package: /var/log/packages/kmail. Can't remove.

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010, 08:46:48 pm »

The problem is that KDE comes in big lumps. You have packages like kdelibs, kdebase, kdenetwork, kdemultimedia, kdegraphics, kdepim, and so on. You can see that each package comes with several libraries and/or applications. kmail is in kdepim. But check out what else is in there before removing it!!!

The following command:
Code:
grep -H kmail /var/log/packages/kde*
will list any appearance of kmail in the installed kde packages. You will find that kmail is in the kdepim package, though there is something called kmailservice in kdelibs, also some icons in kdeartwork, translations in any kde-l10 package you might have installed and kmail-migrator in kdepim-runtime.

If you want to see what else you will be removing in a certain package you can use something like:
Code:
cat /var/log/packages/kdepim-4.4.2-i586-1vl60
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 05:02:44 pm »

So the gist is to best leave those programs alone. With my new HD I got
now plenty of space.
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 06:05:28 am »

Of course, if you don't need / use any of the programs in a kde* package you can just remove the whole thing. For instance, I got rid of kdegames and kdeedu. to see what programs are in a kde package, use
Code:
grep /bin/ /var/log/packages/kde(something)
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