# for i in `equery list | grep kde`
emerge -Cq "$i"
emerge --sync && emerge -uN gcc && emerge -uDNq system && etc-update
It's ridiculous to me to have -that- much software installed, but as I mentioned, that's why there is a Mini-Edition. I gave it a bit of thought, and wondered why there was not a package selection during the install, like there is with SuSE or other distros. I thought about how Portage works though, and if I were a developer, I would not want to go through the headache. It -is- possible, but it would have to be done by compiling most everything during install, similar to what the Gentoo Live CD does. To save time, Sabayon includes binary packages of everything, which is why it installs so fast. But as it stands, there are far too many issues that could arise from having a package selection, such as broken dependencies. This is hard to pull off without the need of compiling, since Portage compiles everything that's open source.
I could be looking at this the wrong way, but I believe it a package selection were possible with Portage, it would have been done already. If you don't mind a PC with loads of software, then this will not affect you at all. If you like having a slim PC with only the packages you use, like myself, then you should be prepared to go through Kuroo or the command line to uninstall what you don't need. In this instance, I prefer Kuroo simply because it makes uninstalling mass amounts of software all at once relatively easy.
lxnay wrote:Also, another issue on Gentoo is that PORTAGE dependencies management just SUCKS A LOT.
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