Installing minimal KDE desktop

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Installing minimal KDE desktop

#1 Post by etrader »

I have Gnome installed on my Debian, and want to add another session of KDE, but do not want to install its programs. The minimalist version of KDE from Debian repository can be installed wit

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apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop
but even this command installs lots of programs such as audio/video players. I already have all programs through Gnome installation, and just need to add a new desktop environment (i.e. KDE) but without its default software programs.

How can I install KDE without any end-user applications? just the desktop environment to create a new session. In fact, I need something like

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apt-get install gnome-core
but it seems there is no package to install KDE core.

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Re: Installing minimal KDE desktop

#2 Post by AnInkedSoul »

apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop --no-install-recommends

about as good as it gets

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Re: Installing minimal KDE desktop

#3 Post by Lou » ... al_install

I don't use kde, but maybe this will help.
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