Still have QT5 dependency installed

how can i remove this old QT5 dependency ?

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It’s possible that there are Qt5 apps other than KDE still in need of the deps, so removing might not be possible. You can use the Garuda Assistant to clean the real orphans.


sudo pacman -Qtdq <—lists orphans
sudo pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qtdq) <—removes orphans

Just FYI, QT5 is gonna be around for a very long time. Be sure you understand what you are removing.


There is a function in Garuda’s

# Cleanup local orphaned packages
function cleanup
    while pacman -Qdtq
        sudo pacman -R (pacman -Qdtq)

just type cleanup in terminal and check.


You people with your fancy, schmatzy scripts! Faaah!

Byte me!


Plus the handy dandy Garuda Assistant program has a button just for this!

Easy as clicking a button. :wink:


LOL! Garuda is making Linux desktop computing even easier than…Windows! :wink:

It’s sad to me, in a way, because it’s just yet another obfuscation that separates the user from the underlying operating system. But, you know, it’s also kinda why we’ve worked so long and so hard to make the Linux desktop so concrete. :smiley:


That’s the goal right? In order for more people to switch to Linux, it needs to be easy enough for beginners switching from Windows or Mac. We still have the choice to either use GUI or terminal (I’m a terminal guy myself, though I shamelessly do use the cleanup alias lol), and that’s the great thing. The choice is there, but the obfuscation is there to help newer users. It’s fantastic! I think Linux is making leaps and bounds towards newbie friendly interfaces which in turn is attracting more people. It’s great! The terminal will always be close to my heart though!


I don’t think that Linux has any such goal. I’ve thought It’s always been about making it easier for and by the current users. I think that has been what makes it more attractive even to beginners. That, and Microsoft’s abortion of their own desktop. I’d be happy with zero new users. Scratching-a-personal-itch is what Linux has always done for me. Screw the Masses! :wink:

LOL! No, I don’t really feel that way. I do what little I can to make my own system run better and share that. Does that scratch anyone else’s itch? I dunno. I feel like it does. I hope it does. But I don’t give two shakes if it attracts new users.

That’s a niche that folks like @librewish & @dr460nf1r3 fill. :smiley:


Haha, I wasn’t talking about Linux officially as in the org. The strong the user base of something, the more contributors partake, the better that software becomes. I’m not discounting the Garuda team’s efforts at all; they have done an amazing job. I just think attracting new users SHOULD be at least a minor goal, so Linux just becomes better and better. Plus more people having the freedom to enhance their workflows and desktops as they see fit!

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I kinda think the opposite. The better Linux becomes, the more users are attracted, sure. And, yeah, “many hands make light work.”

But there is no direction in the Linux world. I think it’s like business goals. Money should be an indicator of how well one is doing, but not the end/be all of it.

When my wife and I were in business, profit was how we judged how innovative we were, but not the end goal. We already knew we provided a needed service. We were convinced we could earn a living from it. We just wanted to be better at what we were doing, and what we earned was the yardstick we used to judge.

Linux has proven itself already. The adoption rate is a yardstick of how well.

I don’t think we’re in disagreement. Just the blindmen/elephant paradigm. :smiley:

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Fair enough, I see your point, and I think we’re at minimum partially in agreement here! I can’t say I’ve really disagreed with anything you’ve said so far. :slight_smile:

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“A takes a village…whah?”

I think it’s “One for all, all for one!”


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