Re: Delete part of metapackage?
I actually have it the other way around, wherein I have a few kde
applications, but a gnome desktop. I don't have the main gnome
metapackage or kde metapackages installed, though. These being the
packages gnome-desktop-environment, gnome, and kde. I have
kdebase-bin, and gnome-core. This way, I'm not stuck with epiphany,
evolution, konqueror, and various games that I don't care about. For
you, I imagine reversing these two (ie, gnome-bin, and kde-core) would
run a KDE based system that was functional and light.
My thoughts exactly. I want to save some of the Gnome metapackage's
software, but delete gnome window manager and gdm. What's Gnome's
window manager package called? Gnome-desktop-environment,
gnome-core, etc. all have programs as a part of the package. Is it
possible to delete the whole Gnome metapackage, then install just
the individual programs that I need?
I would suggest, using aptitude, that you get rid of nautilus, which
will rid you of the metapackages gnome, and gnome-desktop-environment.
For more flexibility with KDE, you may wish to rid yourself of the kde
metapackage (which is a huge collection of other metapackages) and stick
with kdebase or kde-core (which is a smaller metapackage. You can add
other stuff afterward using individual packages). Likewise, you could
change gdm to kdm (I prefer gdm though, and it will work on a kde based
Note, I use Etch; so, some of the above may not apply to Sarge. I did
check the package directories for Sarge, though; so, I believe I've got
the names right.