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Old 10th February 2012, 07:10 PM
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Ridiculous RPM dependencies

I've been upgrading different Fedora versions since F10 on the same box. Always used Gnome till F15 and that abomination they call Gnome3. So I switched to KDE. Hated it and switched to XFCE. So now I want to get rid of KDE and Gnome if possible.

Why is that RPM thinks I need to remove Libreoffice and Pidgin (to name but a few) just to remove KDE. These all existed on my system when I was just using Gnome. So even if I have to leave Gnome at least getting rid of KDE would be nice.

Now I'm guessing that Pigin and Libreoffice depended on some KDE Lib that I had installed separately from KDE its self (QT? who knows). Now when I go to remove KDE it wants to remove that library.

Is there no easy way to untangle this mess and just get rid of the stuff I want to get rid of?
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Old 10th February 2012, 07:47 PM
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Re: Ridiculous RPM dependencies

The only way I know is to groupremove kde and re-install those libraries you do need but have been removed by yum. I faced the same problem when I tried to remove xfce from my system and it removed a bunch of libraries.

It was discussed recently in this thread. Based on this thread, re-installing missing dependencies seems to be the only way out.

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Old 10th February 2012, 08:21 PM
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Re: Ridiculous RPM dependencies

Not sure these will be of any use to you, but it's good info to have stored in the wetware cache.


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Old 10th February 2012, 11:21 PM
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Re: Ridiculous RPM dependencies

Might libreoffice-kde be the culprit? You might see if you can just get that gone. Perhaps libreport-gtk?

The specific desktop specific bits are usually found in places like that.

But in general - I agree that it is a big pain to pull out something once you've installed it.
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