1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Sat Sep 1 02:09:23 BST 2018
Bernd Nachtigall posted on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:35:48 +0200 as excerpted:
> my favoured GUI is KDE. But since KMail et. al. is such a PITA I don't
> use applikation which needs akonadi anymore.
> How can I disable akonadi so that there is no restart at each new login?
Here on gentoo, after switching away from anything kdepim related
including kmail and akregator, I set USE=-semantic-desktop, rebuilt the
various bits of kde/plasma that had that USE flag, and got rid of
akonadi, baloo, back when it was otherwise necessary nepomuk, and several
other related packages. They're not on my system at all now so /can't/
Other than some metadata for images, etc, which I can get other ways if I
need it, I don't miss it. Rather the opposite as the system's *SO* much
faster and less bloated, now! =:^)
In fact, it was enough of a difference that in the late kde4 and early
kde5/plasma5 era when gentoo/kde decided they weren't going to support
USE=-semantic-desktop any longer, I found it worthwhile to continue
maintaining the kde4 patches to disable building against it, and then to
figure out kde5 patches for plasma-workspace and plasma-desktop (the only
two things I had installed in plasma5 that actually /required/ it at that
point, and it was baloo they wanted) on my own. Eventually upstream kde/
plasma decided they didn't want tied to baloo, which had pretty well been
abandoned by then and was just hobbling along with keep-it-working
patches, any more anyway, and they added the option to disable it, which
the gentoo/kde folks quickly took advantage of, exposing the option to
users via USE=-semantic-desktop again, and I was able to drop the patches
I had been carrying locally.
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