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Reyfer
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Just a small question

Postby Reyfer » 26 Oct 2014 18:06

Can someone explain to me the difference between packages Plasma-desktop and kde-plasma-desktop? Shouldn't they be the same?

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zerozero
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Re: Just a small question

Postby zerozero » 26 Oct 2014 18:28

sure, no problem :)

plasma-desktop

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zerozero@home ~ $ apt-cache show plasma-desktop
Package: plasma-desktop
Source: kde-workspace (4:4.11.12-2)
Version: 4:4.11.12-2+b1
Installed-Size: 2775
Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Replaces: kdebase-workspace-bin (<< 4:4.5), kdebase-workspace-data (<< 4:4.5)
Depends: kde-wallpapers-default, plasma-widgets-workspace (= 4:4.11.12-2+b1), kde-runtime (>> 4:4.10), libc6 (>= 2.14), libkactivities6 (>= 4:4.11), libkcmutils4 (>= 4:4.11), libkdecore5 (>= 4:4.11), libkdeui5 (>= 4:4.11), libkephal4abi1 (= 4:4.11.12-2+b1), libkfile4 (>= 4:4.11), libkidletime4 (>= 4:4.11), libkio5 (>= 4:4.11), libknewstuff3-4 (>= 4:4.11), libktexteditor4 (>= 4:4.11), libkworkspace4abi2 (= 4:4.11.12-2+b1), libplasma3 (>= 4:4.11), libplasmagenericshell4 (= 4:4.11.12-2+b1), libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.6.1), libqt4-declarative (>= 4:4.7.0~rc1), libqt4-xml (>= 4:4.5.3), libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1), libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0), libsolid4 (>= 4:4.11), libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1), libtaskmanager4abi4 (= 4:4.11.12-2+b1), libx11-6, libxext6
Recommends: kde-workspace
Breaks: kdebase-workspace-bin (<< 4:4.5), kdebase-workspace-data (<< 4:4.5), plasma-widget-networkmanagement (<< 0.1+git20110422.810bc16-1+)
Description-en: KDE Plasma workspace for desktop and laptop computers
 Provides the environment for running and managing applications and integrating
 interaction of applications. It is designed as generic environment for all
 kinds of desktop applications, not only applications built on the KDE Platform.
 It integrates best with applications following the standards used by the KDE
 Platform.
 .
 This package is part of the KDE base workspace module.
Description-md5: 967d7f72a2962a76edada0a1c2727272
Homepage: http://www.kde.org/
Tag: implemented-in::c++, interface::x11, role::plugin, role::program,
 suite::kde, uitoolkit::qt, x11::application
Section: kde
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/main/k/kde-workspace/plasma-desktop_4.11.12-2+b1_amd64.deb
Size: 1224760
MD5sum: a5f54b5d34bcc420b304fda239636a8d
SHA1: 91d48ac45ce16434bd2b5a03dc835b94fd2930fe
SHA256: 9c2280306967dc02a33533da076497cb5d547ba7cb37db188ba741e863e16570
relevant above:
Description-en: KDE Plasma workspace for desktop and laptop computers
Provides the environment for running and managing applications and integrating
interaction of applications. It is designed as generic environment for all
kinds of desktop applications, not only applications built on the KDE Platform.

It integrates best with applications following the standards used by the KDE
Platform.
kde-plasma-desktop

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zerozero@home ~ $ apt-cache show kde-plasma-desktop
Package: kde-plasma-desktop
Source: meta-kde
Version: 5:84
Installed-Size: 36
Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Depends: kde-runtime (>= 4:4.11.3), plasma-desktop (>= 4:4.11.3), kde-workspace (>= 4:4.11.3), kde-baseapps (>= 4:4.11.3), udisks2, upower
Recommends: kdm (>= 4:4.11.3), xserver-xorg
Suggests: kde-l10n (>= 4:4.11.3)
Breaks: kde-minimal (<< 5:57)
Description-en: KDE Plasma Desktop and minimal set of applications
 KDE is the powerful, integrated, and easy-to-use Free Software desktop
 platform and suite of applications.
 .
 This metapackage pulls in the core modules released with the KDE Software
 Compilation including the basic KDE Plasma Desktop, minimal set of basic
 applications (browser, file manager, text editor, system settings, panel,
 etc.), important libraries and data.
Description-md5: dda525830e71382895be1bce7ba76f00
Homepage: http://www.kde.org
Tag: role::metapackage, suite::kde
Section: metapackages
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/main/m/meta-kde/kde-plasma-desktop_84_amd64.deb
Size: 12356
MD5sum: 8d7358b1abbb07b7334cd8e3dc52f267
SHA1: 26cf36d1c36f47183e50d5b11484aac7460931c1
SHA256: c61384fe03a39d2e45dc7738000beb3d10093efb59833293acf41d43f299cd56
relevant:
Description-en: [...]
This metapackage pulls in the core modules released with the KDE Software
Compilation including the basic KDE Plasma Desktop, minimal set of basic
applications (browser, file manager, text editor, system settings, panel,
etc.), important libraries and data.
[...]
Section: metapackages
- the first one is the actual KDE plasma code and runtime libraries; you remove it and you don't have plasma.
- the second one is a meta-package to ease the installation of large package groups and has no actual runtime code in it.
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