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Author Topic:  [Solved] Removing firefox will install tons of kde programs  (Read 3035 times)

herbie

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How do you remove Firefox and not have KDE programs installed.  If I continue, 90mb of disk will be used.  I am trying to trim down, not beef up.
« Last Edit: 2017/08/08, 01:46:23 by herbie »

herbie

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Re: Removing firefox will install tons of kde programs
« Reply #1 on: 2017/08/08, 01:45:56 »
Nevermind as aptitude solved my problem.   aptitude is one handy tool.

Offline devil

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Re: [Solved] Removing firefox will install tons of kde programs
« Reply #2 on: 2017/08/09, 11:06:04 »
As this is a bit strange, is there a chance we can see the output, where KDE files were supposed to be installed? What is your desktop environment? We can't reproduce this behaviour for now.

herbie

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Re: [Solved] Removing firefox will install tons of kde programs
« Reply #3 on: 2017/08/09, 15:06:50 »
I mean to tell ya it was a lot of KDE programs, but,  my installation was trashed yesterday, system would hang completely with no control except to power off  yesterday, and I had to re-install. 
I just typed sudo apt remove firefox and only firefox was displayed as being a candidate for removal.
At this point I have no explanation or reason as to why the previous condition existed.
Thanks for your reply and I wish I was able to provide the information you requested.

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Re: [Solved] Removing firefox will install tons of kde programs
« Reply #4 on: 2017/08/09, 22:25:25 »
Thanks for coming back to me. My guess is your system was somehow in a b0rked state, because removal of firefox should never trigger install of kde packages.

herbie

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Re: [Solved] Removing firefox will install tons of kde programs
« Reply #5 on: 2017/08/09, 23:50:03 »
I agree with you 100% as I was completely taken aback by all the KDE it wanted to install.

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[Solved] Removing firefox will install tons of kde programs
« Reply #6 on: 2017/08/10, 07:32:22 »
Nevermind as aptitude solved my problem.   aptitude is one handy tool.

There is no single perfect apt tool. Each solver algorithm has its weaknesses. Trying several tools to find a solution for a given problem is a common strategy.

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Re: [Solved] Removing firefox will install tons of kde programs
« Reply #7 on: 2017/08/10, 14:46:34 »
Totally agree with you.  Use the tool that works.