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    Just installed KDE4. Can I remove KDE3?

    After installing KDE4, I noticed I have still have kde3 program packages. They aren't causing any problems but I would like to remove them because most of them are duplicates of kde4 packages, and they're a clutter. How would I completely remove kde3?
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    Re: Just installed KDE4. Can I remove KDE3?

    I thought about this at first when I had installed KDE4. But I end up starting kde3 every now and then because kde4 is sometimes a little buggy. I am waiting for kde4.1 before removing kde3.

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    Re: Just installed KDE4. Can I remove KDE3?

    I don't think there is any automated way to do it yet. My guess is that eventually the KDE4 packages will be transitioned back to the standard names with the -kde4, once 4 becomes stable. I wouldn't recommend getting rid of KDE3, but if you really want to, I think you'll have to go through them manually in adept, unless you can figure out some fancy regex to use for apt-get.
    I do not use Ubuntu any more, nor have I ever used Gnome. Therefore, I tend to give advice that is distro- and DE-agnostic, which, while perhaps not the easiest way, will allow you to move freely between machines.

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    Re: Just installed KDE4. Can I remove KDE3?

    KDE4 uses some of the KDE3's apps so sometimes some elements of KDE4 may be removed.

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    Re: Just installed KDE4. Can I remove KDE3?

    What about
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop
    If this was the command the cd installer used to get kde3 installed on the pc, then would thgis then make all kde3 apps 'autoremovable'?

    EDIT - try removing kdelibs-data. All kde3 packages seem to rely on this, yet kde4-core doesn't.
    Last edited by benerivo; May 8th, 2008 at 10:51 PM.

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