Removing Gnome from F11

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Sep 3 13:12:48 UTC 2009

On 09/03/2009 08:56 AM, john wendel wrote:
> I'm happily using LXDE on my F11 system, and I thought I'd remove Gnome,
> using "yum remove gnome\*".
> Well, it was not to be. Yum decide to remove parts of LXDE, Firefox,
> Thunderbird, Java, abiword, most of the "system" admin utilities, and
> about 50 other programs that I would think have nothing to do with Gnome.
> Am I stupid or what? Why would Fedora's Firefox have a Gnome dependency
> when I'm sure that the Mozilla version doesn't? Are these "real"
> dependencies or packaging artifacts?
> I don't think I like this disto as much as I once did.

Firefox uses GNOME VFS in Fedora. It can be disabled however that would
would mean reduced functionality.


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