Minimal KDE without print manager and print services

For me, it’s about not wanting things installed that I don’t need. I don’t have a printer, so I don’t have cups installed. My question: with the online installation (KDE Plasma), can I also deselect the print-manager or do I need it to be able to print documents as .pdf (in Libreoffice this is done via the export function anyway)?

Or, on an existing installation, remove it with

sudo pacman -Rns print-manager ?

Does the absence of print-manager affect anything else in the system (conversion of documents to .pdf outside the PDF export function in LibreOffice is not provided).

Edit: Just found out that print-manager cannot be uninstalled afterwards because that would violate kde-meta-package dependencies. OK, then just leave it out when reinstalling.

You can remove the meta package and convert whatever else was in it to explicitly installed

There is a never a need to reinstall to remove packages.

[uwe@HAL ~]$ sudo pacman -Rs print-manager
[sudo] Passwort für uwe:
Abhängigkeiten werden geprüft …
Fehler: Vorgang konnte nicht vorbereitet werden (Kann Abhängigkeiten nicht erfüllen)
:: Entfernen von print-manager verletzt Abhängigkeit »print-manager«, benötigt von kde-utilities-meta
[uwe@HAL ~]$

I would have to disassemble the kde-utilities-meta.

OK, so remove kde-utilities-meta. It is just a meta package.

Then you convert it’s components to explicitly installed.

If you don’t know how to do that, I can give you the commands.


Thanks, I know the commands, I just need to figure out which components this will affect.

sudo pacman -D --asexplicit ark filelight kate kbackup kcalc kcharselect kdebugsettings kdf kdialog keditbookmarks kfind kfloppy kgpg konsole kteatime ktimer kwalletmanager kwrite markdownpart sweeper yakuake

It is a meta package, so whatever it on the dependencies list is what it impacts. If it helps, I pasted the command above.

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Thank you very much, I have just worked it out. This is also a good opportunity to clean up with other useless stuff :slight_smile:


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