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#1 2022-07-22 07:41:12

Registered: 2012-11-02
Posts: 10

How to uninstall metapackage e.g. kde-network-meta...

... while keeping programs installed

maybe pacman -Rdd package_name would do what I need.

I installed some metapackages long ago like kde-network-meta
now I want to get rid of some programs I never use.

But this is blocked by dependency to kde-network-meta.

So, How to remove kde-network-meta as a first step without changing the running system further
(I need to keep it working, so I don't want to uninstall things which break something)

just uninstalling kde-network-meta should be possible and not break things - right?



#2 2022-07-22 08:34:16

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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 17,029

Re: How to uninstall metapackage e.g. kde-network-meta...

The meta packages are just that, packages that bind dependencies belonging to a logical group. Yes removing them while ignoring dependency check will remove the meta package without negative consequence. Note that many of the package might then turn up in orphan listings with e.g. Qdt because they've been originally installed as a dependency. You can adjust the install reason for packages you explicitly want to keep with pacman -D --asexplicit for example.


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