maintaining minimal

Samuel Sieb samuel at
Sun Sep 29 03:28:45 UTC 2013

On 09/28/2013 01:38 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
> That statement in conjunction with behavior I've observed seems to
> indicate hard dependencies have been created for what on other distros
> would be suggests. e.g., 'yum install konsole' results in 1 package plus
> 190 dependent packages to be installed, among them:
> yum install kcalc isn't quite so bad, 1 + 125, and yet it's ka ka that a
> simple calculator needs qtwebkit, desktop search, firewire and sound
> support installed.

If you're installing a KDE application, but don't have KDE installed, 
then why is it surprising that it's going to pull in a large part of KDE 
and its dependencies?  I expect you would get a very similar result if 
you tried installing gnome-terminal.  If you don't want that, then 
install something like xterm or one of the other terminal application 
that isn't tied to a large desktop environment.

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