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    Why is Gnome updates collecting KDE packages?

    I recently bought a new laptop and immediately wiped out Windows and installed Ubuntu Koala 64 bit version. I've noticed on the most recent list of updates that Update manager is recommending, under a category labelled 'Backports', that I update a bunch of apparently KDE-related packages, though I use Gnome.

    The packages are:
    kde-icons-oxygen
    kdebase-runtime
    kdebase-runtime-bin-kde4
    kdebase-runtime-data
    kdebase-runtime-data-common
    kdelibs-bin
    kdelibs5
    kdelibs5-data
    khelpcenter4
    libplasma3
    What's with this? Am I using KDE and don't even know it (this seems unlikely)? Are these actually not KDE-specific, despite the naming? If these should not be inthe update list, how are they getting there? And how do I get rid of them? I don't see anything in my repositories list that might be requesting them.

    Thanks,

    HB

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    Re: Why is Gnome updates collecting KDE packages?

    You may have some applications that are KDE and rely on some KDE runtime data and stuff...also themes. Nothing to be alarmed about.

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    Re: Why is Gnome updates collecting KDE packages?

    Fair enough. I just wanted to make sure something wasn't misconfigured and installing unnecessary stuff.

    Thanks!

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