asciiman wrote:I have installed a few items, nothing KDE to my knowledge...
I recently tried SolydK 64 (Home Edition with KDE desktop) from a USB stick...
If it didn't install anything to the hard drive (i.e. if it was a live distribution), then that's not it.
asciiman wrote:Well, I didn't give it permission to write to the drive, unless it used sectors of my HDD for a swap file (I don't use a swap partition for Mint16)... but in theory any swap data would just be re-cycled and wouldn't write to the Mint file system...
Would there have been ANY KDE support pkgs installed with Mint 16? If not, I could delete them through Synaptc Pkgs Mgr.
Or should I just shutup and install these 52 updates?
Fraoch wrote:Synaptic/apt-get is telling you that you should. If you decide not to do this, you should at least find out why it's suggesting these packages.
asciiman wrote:Thanks Fraoch for the great help.
Yes, I explored Synaptic, searching KDE and found quite a few. Some show as installed [green box], others show an exclamation point [!] in the box. I am not sure I understand this latter symbol.
Also the gold star... what does that mean?
So then, will Synamptic tell me what applications/services these pkgs are supporting?
asciiman wrote:Yes, I agree. Probably harmless to install them. I have to confess that I am probably obsessive about keeping the system unbloated. In most cases shown, there is already a .lib file and MintUpdate just wants to sync with the Saucy repository. So it would seem that:
1) these pkgs were part of the original Mint16 install for application support or development
2) I somehow installed a KDE application that brought with it some dependencies
Keep in mind, this is a very fresh install of Mint16. Maybe 2 weeks old. I may have installed 3 programs max. All of which I deleted. I did install Wine and it seemed to bring over a lot of junk. I didn't like it at all and un-installed it, though it took me some sleuthing to purge the system of all the dependencies I could find. Maybe I missed some?
sudo apt-get autoremove
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