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Re: I don't want games!!!

On Tuesday 07 Dec 2004 13:07, Ian R. Meinzen wrote:
> I am currently running sarge with both KDE and Gnome installed.  I'd
> like to remove the games from my system (*WAY* too much temptation for
> someone who is already far enough behind), but I noticed that the kde
> and gnome-desktop-environment packages depend on the games packages.  Is
> there a way to force this dependency off?  I'd hate to have a bunch of
> broken dpendencies lying around.  Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Ian
> --
> Ian R. Meinzen <i.meinzen@ieee.org>


I don't use gnome, nor do I have it installed, so I can't comment on what is 
going on there. What is going on in kde is that the kde package is a 
metapackage. It exists so that you can run apt-get install kde and get all 
of kde. From your point of view, this is could because you can get rid of 
it and nothing will go wrong. a handy hint about this is here:

Peter@e-vms052:~$ apt-cache show kde
Package: kde
Priority: optional
Section: kde
Installed-Size: 40
Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: all
Source: meta-kde
Version: 5:42
Depends: kde-core, kde-amusements, kdeaddons, kdeadmin, kdeartwork, 
kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdepim, kdeutils, kdewebdev
Suggests: kde-i18n, x-window-system-core
Filename: pool/main/m/meta-kde/kde_42_all.deb
Size: 7068
MD5sum: 53b4516d7c017ff8cb65ebc38984ed2b
Description: The K Desktop Environment
 A metapackage containing dependencies for the official suite of KDE 
including arts, kdeaddons, kdeadmin, kdeartwork, kdebase, kdeedu, kdegames, 
kdegraphics, kdelibs, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdepim, kdetoys, kdeutils, 
and quanta.
 Does not contain depends for Development packages.
Task: desktop

it is worth noting that removing kdegames will not remove the games, just 
the meta package. What you want to do is remove everything in the depends 
line below: 

Peter@e-vms052:~$ apt-cache show kdegames
Package: kdegames
Priority: optional
Section: kde
Installed-Size: 56
Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: all
Version: 4:3.3.1-1
Depends: atlantik (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kasteroids (>= 4:3.3.1-1), katomic (>= 
4:3.3.1-1), kbackgammon (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kbattleship (>= 4:3.3.1-1), 
kblackbox (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kbounce (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kenolaba (>= 4:3.3.1-1), 
kfouleggs (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kgoldrunner (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kjumpingcube (>= 
4:3.3.1-1), klickety (>=4:3.3.1-1), klines (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kmahjongg (>= 
4:3.3.1-1), kmines (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kolf (>= 4:3.3.1-1), konquest (>= 
4:3.3.1-1), kpat (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kpoker (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kreversi (>= 
4:3.3.1-1), ksame (>= 4:3.3.1-1), kshisen (>= 4:3.3.1-1), ksirtet (>= 
4:3.3.1-1), ksmiletris (>= 4:3.3.1-1), ksnake (>= 4:3.3.1-1), ksokoban (>= 
4:3.3.1-1), kspaceduel (>= 4:3.3.1-1), ktron (>= 4:3.3.1-1), ktuberling (>= 
4:3.3.1-1), kwin4 (>= 4:3.3.1-1), lskat (>= 4:3.3.1-1)
Suggests: kdegames-doc-html (>= 4:3.3.1-1)
Filename: pool/main/k/kdegames/kdegames_3.3.1-1_all.deb
Size: 13220
MD5sum: 52a4625636aa4df6142cc9c673cee39e
Description: KDE Games metapackage
 This is an empty package which depends on the current version of
 every game in the kdegames distribution.

If you are feeling clever, you could do this in a line of shell, but I leave 
that to you. 

Peter Nuttall

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