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Re: X with no KDE



On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 09:46:38AM -0500, Steven W. Orr wrote:
> On Monday, Dec 29th 2008 at 23:21 -0000, quoth Dave Feustel:
> 
> =>Is it possible to run X with no KDE software installed?
> =>If yes, how would the KDE software be deleted?
> =>(And how would it be restored if I changed my mind?)
> 
> Sure! A quick look at things in the Everything directory that have the 
> magic letter "wm" in them shows twm, fvwm, icewm, pekwm, wmx and after 
> that I'm sure there are more that don't have wm in theiur names ;-)
> 
> You're welcome to delete as many packages as you like and then reinstall 
> them later on, but first a few basic questions need to be asked:
> 
> Why are you deleting them?

I'm doing an experiment to see if removing KDE files reduces the number
of incidences of apparent security exploits ocurring on my system.

>Is it to see how much space you can save? How 
> many packages you can delete? Your better bet would be to use rpm to 
> answer the questions about dependancies to first get an idea of what 
> you're trying to do.

What's a good place to read up on how RPM works? 


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