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kde applications in Mint

Postby plutus on Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:33 pm

Hi,

wheninstalling some KDE applications in Mint lots of other packages are installed...that's normal I think but e.g. when installing kile, dolphin and konqueror are not necessary!

I've tried removing them but kile is removed too

Any ideas for getting rid of some totally useless extra applications?
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Re: kde applications in Mint

Postby plutus on Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:12 pm

nobody?
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Re: kde applications in Mint

Postby lagagnon on Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:19 pm

No idea. That is the problem with installing KDE apps under Gnome and vice versa. Both require lots of extra libraries/apps for even one small application to function properly under a different desktop environment. As to why those other apps were installed the KDE packager must have had some dependency in the system when they packaged, so you're stuck with it I'm afraid. There would be no easy way I know of to remove unused apps without possibly breaking the app you in fact want to keep.
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Re: kde applications in Mint

Postby plutus on Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:46 pm

I can live with tons of extras I don't use, I guess I'll survive ;)

but under fedora much less "rubbish" is installed....why not using fedora? :D well, there should be a Fedora Mint :D
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Re: kde applications in Mint

Postby chiefjim on Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:03 pm

At least Mint is friendly with KDE apps joining the Gnome ones.
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Re: kde applications in Mint

Postby pada on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:13 pm

As Kile generate pdf it have probably dependencies with KDE tools that deals with pdf, and as kile can browse you directories it probably have dependancies with konqueror and dolphin for this. If you have space on your disk it is not a problem and give you a chance to try Dolphin that I think is more advanced than nautilus.
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Re: kde applications in Mint

Postby plutus on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:12 am

dolphin and konqueror are recommended dependancies but are not required. In fedora they are not installed. So I guess that many other packages are probably not required...but it doesn't seem to bea aproblem, correct? (unless the size on disk..)
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