applications now require kdebase/runtime to run

Mark Kretschmann kretschmann at
Wed Aug 22 23:09:37 BST 2007

On 8/22/07, Alexander Dymo <dymo at> wrote:
> I've noticed that applications (kdevelop for example) can no longer
> run without kdebase/runtime installed because of missing oxygen icon
> theme. This means that kdelibs is no longer enough to run the
> application like before. I don't know whether that's good or bad, but
> does anyone know the rationale behind current situation?

We (the Amarok dudes) have also been wondering/worrying about this,
but in the end we've decided it's not a problem at all. Distros can
still package KDE applications without a dependency on kdebase
applications. The runtime can be split off, so it's not a big deal.


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