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f28 workstation: what packages can I delete if I don't use gnome desktop?

Hi,

TL;DR I don't use Evolution email client and I don't use gnome desktop. What packages can I get rid of if I want the lightest weight f28 desktop?

Long version In trying to get a more minimalist and lighter desktop environment I decided to use i3wm and some lighter email clients I have used in the past. I'm newish to Fedora, have used it for about a year since I had new hardware that would not run Slackware as I have used for about 15 years. I like Fedora's package-management and having good access to new kernels and spending much less time as home sysadm, but I miss the simplicity and lightness of Slackware. I'm hoping to be able to configure Fedora to be less dependent on gnome and doing things for me and just being a transparent Linux with the packages I want and without the services I don't want.

Now that I don't need evolution, gnome-keyring, and the gnome desktop, which packages or groups is it safe to delete? What services can I delete? Tracker is gone, but I have 248-260 tasks showing on top with just two browsers and an email client going.

I looked into deleting gnome-desktop* but it wanted to get rid of stuff like packagekit and other pieces that seem like they should not be deleted with it. I don't know enough about Fedora to know what is required.

Thank you,

Bill

f28 workstation: what packages can I delete if I don't use gnome desktop?

Hi,

TL;DR I don't use Evolution email client and I don't use gnome desktop. What packages can I get rid of if I want the lightest weight f28 desktop?

Long version In trying to get a more minimalist and lighter desktop environment I decided to use i3wm and some lighter email clients I have used in the past. I'm newish to Fedora, have used it for about a year since I had new hardware that would not run Slackware as I have used for about 15 years. I like Fedora's package-management and having good access to new kernels and spending much less time as home sysadm, sysadmin, but I miss the simplicity and lightness of Slackware. I'm hoping to be able to configure Fedora to be less dependent on gnome and doing things for me and just being a transparent Linux with the packages I want and without the services I don't want.

Now that I don't need evolution, gnome-keyring, and the gnome desktop, which packages or groups is it safe to delete? What services can I delete? Tracker is gone, but I have 248-260 tasks showing on top with just two browsers and an email client going.

I looked into deleting gnome-desktop* but it wanted to get rid of stuff like packagekit and other pieces that seem like they should not be deleted with it. I don't know enough about Fedora to know what is required.

Thank you,

Bill

f28 workstation: what packages can I delete if I don't use gnome desktop?

Hi,

TL;DR I don't use Evolution email client and I don't use gnome desktop. What packages can I get rid of if I want the lightest weight f28 desktop?

Long version In trying to get a more minimalist and lighter desktop environment I decided to use i3wm and some lighter email clients I have used in the past. I'm newish to Fedora, have used it for about a year since I had new hardware that would not run Slackware as I have used for about 15 years. I like Fedora's package-management and having good access to new kernels and spending much less time as home sysadmin, but I miss the simplicity and lightness of Slackware. I'm hoping to be able to configure Fedora to be less dependent on gnome and doing things for me and which I don't want and never asked for in the first place, and instead just being be a transparent lightweight Linux with the packages I want and without the services I don't want.

Now that I don't need evolution, gnome-keyring, and the gnome desktop, which packages or groups is it safe to delete? What services can I delete? Tracker is gone, but I have 248-260 tasks showing on top with just two browsers and an email client going.

I looked into deleting gnome-desktop* but it wanted to get rid of stuff like packagekit and other pieces that seem like they should not be deleted with it. I don't know enough about Fedora to know what is required.

Thank you,

Bill