Uninstall Dragon Player?

I have been unable to uninstall Dragon Player, on eos neo? Is there a way? Tried all I know to do it. Running plasma, Thank you?

Welcome to the forum!

What happens when you type:

sudo pacman -R dragon
[scott@endeavourOS ~]$ pacman -Si dragon
Repository      : extra
Name            : dragon
Version         : 21.12.3-1
Description     : A multimedia player where the focus is on simplicity, instead
                  of features
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             : https://apps.kde.org/dragonplayer/
Licenses        : GPL
Groups          : kde-applications  kde-multimedia
Provides        : None
Depends On      : hicolor-icon-theme  kparts  phonon-qt5
Optional Deps   : None
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Download Size   : 1729.44 KiB
Installed Size  : 2440.08 KiB
Packager        : Antonio Rojas <arojas@archlinux.org>
Build Date      : Tue 01 Mar 2022 06:07:28 AM EST
Validated By    : MD5 Sum  SHA-256 Sum  Signature

Doesn’t look like removing it should be an issue, but there’s plenty of Plasma users here that can help take a look. My only guess is if you installed the repo version or the snap version?

Also, welcome to the forums as well! :enos:

I have dragon installed. I will try to uninstall it just for you.

[ricklinux@eos-kde ~]$ sudo pacman -R dragon
[sudo] password for ricklinux: 
checking dependencies...

Package (1)  Old Version  Net Change

dragon       21.12.3-1     -2.38 MiB

Total Removed Size:  2.38 MiB

:: Do you want to remove these packages? [Y/n] y
:: Processing package changes...
(1/1) removing dragon                                                             [-----------------------------------------------] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/3) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(2/3) Updating icon theme caches...
(3/3) Updating the desktop file MIME type cache...
[ricklinux@eos-kde ~]$ 

Edit: @Thumper541 no issue!


Dragon is part of two different kde-meta packages - kde-applications and kde-multimedia. You literally installed one package to uninstall one package. If it was brought in as a dependancy by either of those meta packages, it’s not as simple as that. But to install one package, then showing someone who likely is much less seasoned than you are that hey - it works for you, then proclaiming no issue! would make a newer user feel terrible. Maybe they were already feeling defeated and looking for help (thus the thread), But we all get it, you don’t have any issues. You don’t need let everyone know that you don’t have the issue the thread is about in every help thread. We get it.

@Thumper541 - What does pacman -Qi dragon return? And also pacman -Q | grep kde


The OP did not provide a description of the issue. He also didn’t answer what happens when he tries:

sudo pacman -R dragon

Since nobody else had issues with removing this package, it is perfectly reasonable to assume there is no issue.

One post so far, they haven’t provided much to go on yet. As with all things, it may or may not be that simple.

If the OP has an earlier ISO install they may have the some meta-packages installed on KDE and then they would have an issue with depenedencies. I think the later ISO install packages have gotten away from these.

I don’t exactly remember, but I must have removed Dragon from both of my computers who have EndeavourOS: one install is from July 2020, and the other is from June 2021, both are KDE, neither has Dragon installed.

Looking at /var/log/pacman.log on my 2021 install, I have these relevant lines in it:

[2021-07-09T21:02:36+0200] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -R dragon'
[2021-07-09T21:02:38+0200] [ALPM] removed dragon (21.04.2-1)

While I have no recollection of it, based on this, I’m guessing that it was not a big deal.

In any case, it is up to the OP to further specify the problem.

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