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#1 2019-02-23 21:03:19

virusso80
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From: Italy
Registered: 2007-03-09
Posts: 289

fully uninstall kde

Hi all,
i am sorry this question has been asked several times (years ago).
I have installed gnome3 and kde on my pc. I would like to try xfce now, do not call me crazy please smile

By the way I would like to keep the system clean, and now fully uninstall kde and gnome3 and all packages installed by them.

Is there a clean way to do this with pacman? Otherwise I think I have to uninstall main packages in reverse order of the installation...maybe starting from the related archwiki page

thanks

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#2 2019-02-23 21:09:39

Ailen
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Posts: 32

Re: fully uninstall kde

https://forum.antergos.com/topic/6419/completly-remove-kde wrote:

There is no global way, and thats because there also packages and stuff used by multiple Desktops, and also you may use applications from other DE… But you have the package groups:

sudo pacman -Rns plasma-meta kde-applications-meta
will do the job mostly >> it is better to do this in the terminal not inside pamac-gui!

what means the -Rns ??
R = remove
n = pacman saves important configuration files when removing certain applications and names them with the extension: .pacsave. To prevent the creation of these backup files use the -n option
s = To remove a package and its dependencies which are not required by any other installed package.

Google is your friend.

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#3 2019-02-23 21:10:08

Trilby
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Re: fully uninstall kde

Just uninstall whatever it is you installed - and as you should always do when uninstalling, include the -s flag and -n flag.


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#4 2019-02-23 21:18:03

virusso80
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From: Italy
Registered: 2007-03-09
Posts: 289

Re: fully uninstall kde

Ailen wrote:
https://forum.antergos.com/topic/6419/completly-remove-kde wrote:

There is no global way, and thats because there also packages and stuff used by multiple Desktops, and also you may use applications from other DE… But you have the package groups:

sudo pacman -Rns plasma-meta kde-applications-meta
will do the job mostly >> it is better to do this in the terminal not inside pamac-gui!

what means the -Rns ??
R = remove
n = pacman saves important configuration files when removing certain applications and names them with the extension: .pacsave. To prevent the creation of these backup files use the -n option
s = To remove a package and its dependencies which are not required by any other installed package.

Google is your friend.

thanks Ailen, for the link and I agree with you: Google has always been my friend smile
Just for you to know, I would not have started a new thread without checking first with my "friend".
I had already tried that solution...unsuccessfully

# pacman -Rns plasma-meta kde-applications-meta 
error: target not found: plasma-meta
error: target not found: kde-applications-meta

thanks
I was looking for some instruction like that you linked

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#5 2019-02-23 21:37:34

Ailen
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Registered: 2014-05-01
Posts: 32

Re: fully uninstall kde

Then I would do as Trilby recommended,

Trilby wrote:

Just uninstall whatever it is you installed - and as you should always do when uninstalling, include the -s flag and -n flag.

It would seem you didn't install using the meta package, so ..

sudo pacman -Rns plasma kde-applications

Plus whatever the Gnome packages were.

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#6 2021-02-23 19:15:31

xnotrage
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Registered: 2021-02-23
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Re: fully uninstall kde

sudo pacman -rns kde-applications

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#7 2021-02-23 19:55:38

finoderi
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Registered: 2020-06-12
Posts: 59

Re: fully uninstall kde

$ man pacman
$ pacman -Ss <any-word>
$ pacman -Qi <any-installed-package-name>
$ pacman -Si <any-package name>

Inbefore new threads "How to unistall xfce?", "How to uninstall lxqt?" etc.

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#8 2021-02-23 20:22:41

tucuxi
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From: Switzerland
Registered: 2020-03-08
Posts: 75

Re: fully uninstall kde

Review the list of explicitly installed packages

pacman -Qe

and remove packages that you don't want anymore.

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#9 2021-02-23 21:27:24

zpg443
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Registered: 2016-12-03
Posts: 157

Re: fully uninstall kde

DuckDuckGo is my friend. Google is evil.

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#10 2021-02-23 21:31:27

WorMzy
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Re: fully uninstall kde

That's nice, everyone should have a friend.

Still, this topic is more-or-less exactly two years old; I would hope that virusso80 is no longer struggling with this problem. If they are, they can file a report to have the topic re-opened.

In the meantime: closing.


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