How do disable this package?

Asked by Robert Sander on 2010-06-07

Binary package hint: virtuoso-opensource

How can we disable this package before rolling out Ubuntu lucid to our users?

It is depended by many others in the KDE installation but generates too much load and needs to much storage space on our systems.

Our users' home directories are stored on NFS and have quotas applied. Test users were already running into quota limitations due to nepomuk generating a huge database in the background.

What is the purpose of this software? Who needs a desktop search by default?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: virtuoso-nepomuk 6.1.0-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jun 7 09:05:46 2010
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: virtuoso-opensource

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This question was originally filed as bug #590649.

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Robert Sander (gurubert) said :
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bbordwell (benbordwell) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see .

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Federico Tello Gentile (federicotg) said :

If your users have administration permissions, then there's no way you can block them from installing that or any other package. You can give them a modified /etc/sources.list file, but with sudo they can change it.
So if you don't want people to install things, don't give them administrator permissions.

If you are giving them a /home quota I suppose you are telling them not to store big files there. Well, then also tell them not to install programs such as this one.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

You could maybe have a folder outside of home symbolically linked to store the data, I'm not sure if quotas follow symbolic links. Bit of a hack but may be stupid enough to work.

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