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Re: gwenview - Re: Orphaning packages



On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 00:07:48 +0200, Kevin wrote:

> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > A quick way to actually check for such dependencies is to switch to
> > another desktop environment, say Xfce, remove all the KDE packages and
> > install one of the KDE apps. It usually reveals dependencies which
> > are rather silly. I have seen kde-settings, background packages and
> > kdebase pull in odd dependencies on occasions.  k3b, ktorrent, scribus
> > et all are often used outside KDE.
> 
> It's not like those dependencies bite. ;-) HDD space is cheap. I don't find 
> it scandalous that ktorrent drags in kdebase-workspace nor that kdebase-
> workspace drags in Akonadi (and thus MySQL, which is a hard requirement of 
> Akonadi)

The problem with kdebase-workspace (and kdm) is not disk space.
Installing the kdebase-workspace package enables KDE X sessions for users.


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