This sounds a bit silly I know, but is it possible to get just konquerer without having the rest of kde? I realize you have to hve kdelibs installed anyway, but I'd rather not have the rest if it can be helped since konquerer is...well...I like it as a file manager.
You have to have more than kdelibs in order to have Konqueror. You don't have to have the entire KDE shebang. Maybe kdebase is enough, but I think that's pretty large.
Someone who knows more about this than I do will know exactly what's needed.