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Uninstalling KDE or Gnome from Gentoo

Using ‘eix’ it becomes quite easy to construct a search command listing all the packages currently installed for a given category.

In my case, I wanted to unmerge (remove) all KDE and Gnome desktop packages from my Gentoo system, as I’ve been using it only as server for several years now.

The ‘-C’ flag is the category base (ie: gnome-base or kde-base) — the other arguments should be obvious. You can always type ‘man eix’ for the specifics.

It’s a good idea to run ‘revdep-rebuild’ after removing packages as well.