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#1 2014-06-19 00:47:52

herbie643
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Registered: 2013-04-05
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What gnome programs/libraries are require?

I had install Gnome 3.8, I run on Debian Sid, and removed it.  I was wanting to know what other Gnome programs/libraries I can uninstall.
I have removed the following so far:
gnome-accessibility-themes
gnome-applets
gnome-applets-data
gnome-bluetooth
gnome-contacts
gnome-control-center
gnome-control-center-data
gnome-desktop3-data
gnome-dictionary
gnome-js-common
gnome-nettool
gnome-online-accounts
gnome-panel
gnome-panel-data
gnome-power-manager
gnome-session-common
gnome-user-guide
gnome-video-effects

Removed the following packages:
deja-dup
gdm3
gedit
gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0
gir1.2-peas-1.0
gir1.2-rb-3.0
gnome-screensaver
gnome-session
gnome-session-bin
gnome-session-fallback
gnome-session-flashback
gnome-settings-daemon
gnome-shell
gnome-shell-extension-brightness-control
gnome-shell-extension-weather
gnome-shell-extensions
gnome-sushi
gnome-tweak-tool
libgnome-desktop-3-7
libpeas-1.0-0
librhythmbox-core8
libseed-gtk3-0
nautilus
rhythmbox
rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder

Just curious if I can remove any more since I want to run a trim system without excess baggage.

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#2 2014-06-23 00:28:45

Sideburns
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Re: What gnome programs/libraries are require?

I don't know enough about Debian to answer, but I do have a suggestion about finding out: create a LiveUSB of whatever distro you want, making sure that it uses Xfce.  (Xubuntu is one good choice, and there's a Fedora spin featuring Xfce.)  Run the live version and search for files containing gnome in their title.  (Yes, this will miss a few, but it will get most of them.)


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#3 2014-06-23 13:59:09

herbie643
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Re: What gnome programs/libraries are require?

That is worth a thought.  Never thought of that before.  Thanks Sideburns.

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#4 2014-06-23 20:00:48

MagnusBerg
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Re: What gnome programs/libraries are require?

Xubuntu uses far more Gnome packages than Debian need. Debian is the less bloated system I have tried.
My tips is: Use the packagemanager Aptitude to get to know the package dependcies.
Here is a great guide to package management with Aptitude https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debi … 02.en.html

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#5 2014-06-23 20:25:10

herbie643
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Re: What gnome programs/libraries are require?

Yep, you're right.  That's what I should be doing.   
Thanks for your help Magnus.

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#6 2014-06-23 21:37:18

herbie643
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Re: What gnome programs/libraries are require?

I did as suggested and removed even more of the 'Gnome' stuff.  No need in having what you don't use/need.

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#7 2014-06-24 19:52:27

gxagar
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Re: What gnome programs/libraries are require?

Try gtkorphan to remove rogue and orpnaned apps and libs.  Use with great care though.

Only select "Orphaned packages" and Options > "show uninstalled packages with orphaned configuration files" for deletion.

NEVER select "Non-orphaned packages" or Options > "show all orphan packages,...".  This is a lie.  These packages are NOT orphaned and must remain.

Try bleachbit to clean up user folders and system rogues.  Also use with great care as well.

NEVER select APT > autoremove PERIOD!  (autoclean and clean OK, but only in BleachBit (as Root))

Only select System in BleachBit (as Root), and then avoid Free Disk Space and Memory.  These will not harm your install but will take forever to run.

These two apps will remove many additional unnecessary MBs.


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#8 2014-06-24 22:54:22

herbie643
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Re: What gnome programs/libraries are require?

I totally agree on the orphans issue.  I did that once and lost all capability to print to my Epson printer.   I leave them alone as it's only space and I have sufficient space.
Bleachbit is one great tool.  I have run it with no problems.
I run autoremove but review what is going to be removed and have had no problems.
Thank you for the information. 
That information should be a 'sticky', I think, as it is very good information on how NOT  to hose/bork/mess up your system.

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#9 2014-06-25 00:09:56

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Re: What gnome programs/libraries are require?

Normally, I only reboot for a kernel update.  Before doing so, I run Bleachbit twice.  The first time as myself, to get rid of cruft in my home folder.  The second time as root, to clean up system cruft.


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#10 2014-06-25 00:37:08

herbie643
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Re: What gnome programs/libraries are require?

I do the same procedures.

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