applications now require kdebase/runtime to run

David Faure faure at
Thu Aug 23 09:28:11 BST 2007

On Thursday 23 August 2007, Mark Kretschmann wrote:
> 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.

Remember that without kdebase your user were never able to view the application's
documentation, even in kde3. Not really user-friendly. So at least now we make it clear:
kdebase-runtime *is* required.

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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