neilwin wrote:I have just installed Mint Maya Xfce to replace on old version of Mint KDE. One reason for the change was to get away from akonadi and nepomuk. These, I was told. are KDE packages and do not appear with Xfce. But I have checked and see that they are installed automatically. So two questions please.
Is it safe to remove them? And, if not, how can I make sure they are not running and wasting resources? I have no use for them.
my mint 13 xfce, installed from scratch, does not have akonadi and nepomuk. i'm assuming you installed over mint kde which is why you have the packages.
my experience has been that Synaptic (where i do any uninstallation) always tells me what gets removed and warn what installed packages are affected when getting rid of a package. i would examine the list and if i'm satisfied that there is no potential breakage in installed packages, i proceed with uninstalling.
if you don't have any kde application (koffice, kcal, kmail, etc) installed, it should be safe to remove akonadi and nepomuk, but i am no expert, hence do so at your own risk.