wolfden wrote:Kill the beagle!
Yes it will bring your system to a crawl and Yes it seems like programs depend on it. You can use equery depends beagle to see what will pull it back in. I have a feeling it's not an easy thing to get rid of. I just kill the services and tell it to never start up. Future releases will have it disabled.
Only three items depend on beagle. I uninstalled beagle and kerry immediately after installing Sabayon v3.4e and have had no problems. It looks like beagle is used in the suse style kicker. I use the old style menu so the absence of beagle doesn't seem to be a problem.
# equery depends beagle
[ Searching for packages depending on beagle... ]
gnome-base/nautilus-2.18.1 (beagle? >=app-misc/beagle-0.0.12)
gnome-extra/yelp-2.18.0 (beagle? >=app-misc/beagle-0.2.4)
kde-base/kicker-3.5.7-r12 (beagle? >=app-misc/beagle-0.2.11)