GETTING RID OF KDE1 (and
For Caldera series 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4.
For those of you working with KDE2, and are happy with it (I am not), you can safely remove kde (1) under the following steps.
Note Bene: If you skip these steps, or misread them, you are destined for a life of runlevel 3. These steps are not for the faint hearted. KDE *is* the visual front end to Linux on your desktop. Break it, and you have no desktop.
That said, these steps work, they are not complex. You simply need to use ultra caution and common sense. The end benefit is a considerable saving in disk space. These steps rely on the kpackage (rpm) file manager to achieve a thorough cleanout. Do NOT, under any conceivable circumstance simply rm anyfile or directory
Step 1) Changing default to kde2
change line from kde to kde2
[ -z "$KDEDIR" ]&&[ -d /opt/kde2 ]
&& export KDEDIR=/opt/kde2
Step 2) test
It is suggested that you test the effectiveness of Step 1 by:
simply rebooting, OR
Step 3) save X startup scripts
cp -r /etc/X11/kdm . # NOTE THE (dot)
These scripts are contained _only_ in kde1 rpms therefore removing kde1 rpms would otherwise destroy them
Step4) remove kde1
rpm -e kxxxxxx-1.1.2.xxxxxxxx
Be careful. Go through your rpm list (use kpackage) and remove kde 1 rpms. All kde rpms have a revision number of 1.1-2. This INCLUDES all k games, not just kdexxx. You will get assistance along the way because rpm (kpackage) will not let you remove an rpm until you have also deleted any dependencies. Be patient, iterate through the lot. Your system will thank you, and will be cleaner, meaner, as a result.
Whenever in doubt, simply use step 2 to verify
Step5) remove QT1
rpm -e qtxxxx1.1.4xxxxxxx
again, cautiously go through your rpm list and remove all qt 1.1.4 files
whenever in doubt, simply use step 2 to verify
Step 6) ULTRA IMPORTANT
cp -r kdm /etc/X11
Step 7) use step 2
Use step 2
to check the effectiveness of the changes