Some while ago I installed KDE Plasma ("sudo dnf group install kde-desktop-environment") to give it a try, however I want now to uninstall it ("sudo dnf group remove kde-desktop-environment"). The problem is that when I issue the command to uninstall KDE it will uninstall also gnome and cinnamon. I found that there was a bug filed on bugzilla about a very similar scenario, i.e. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.... , however the proposed solution of running "sudo dnf group install 'Fedora Workstation'" to mark the gnome packages as belonging to the 'Fedora Workstation' group does not work for me.
When I run the 'sudo dnf group list' command it tells me that both 'Fedora Workstation' and 'Cinnamon Desktop' groups are installed, as it can be observed in the first listing below. I am perplexed as to why then removing KDE would remove gnome and cinnamon as well.
As opposed to the bug on bugzilla, I started with a fresh install of fedora 22 some while ago which I progressively updated to each new version of fedora to bring me now at fedora 25. I don't know if this plays a part or not however.
After the result of running "sudo dnf group list", one can also find the list of packages that were installed when I ran the command "sudo dnf group install kde-desktop-environment" to install the KDE desktop and the list of packages that the command "sudo dnf group remove kde-desktop-environment" wants to remove.
My question is then how can I remove KDE without removing gnome and cinnamon? Or what can I do to mark the gnome/cinnamon packages as belonging to their respective group such that they won't be removed when I try to remove KDE?
-> result of "sudo dnf group list":
Available environment groups: Fedora Custom Operating System Minimal Install Fedora Server Edition Fedora Cloud Server Xfce Desktop LXDE Desktop Hawaii Desktop LXQt Desktop MATE Desktop Sugar Desktop Environment Development and Creative Workstation Web Server Infrastructure Server Installed environment groups: Fedora Workstation KDE Plasma Workspaces Cinnamon Desktop Basic Desktop Installed groups: Administration Tools LibreOffice Office/Productivity Fonts Hardware Support System Tools Available groups: 3D Printing Ansible node Audio Production Authoring and Publishing Books and Guides C Development Tools and Libraries Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Management Tools Container Management D Development Tools and Libraries Design Suite Development Tools Domain Membership Fedora Eclipse Editors Educational Software Electronic Lab Engineering and Scientific FreeIPA Server Headless Management MATE Applications MATE Compiz Medical Applications Milkymist Network Servers Robotics RPM Development Tools Security Lab Text-based Internet Window Managers Games and Entertainment Sound and Video
-> packages that were installed when I ran "sudo dnf group install kde-desktop-environment"
Transaction performed with: Upgraded dnf-1.1.10-4.fc25.noarch @@commandline Upgraded rpm-4.13.0-6.fc25.x86_64 @@commandline Packages Altered: Install NetworkManager-l2tp-1.2.4-1.fc25.x86_64 @updates Install NetworkManager-libreswan-1.2.4-1.fc25.x86_64 @fedora Install PackageKit-Qt5-0.9.5-6.fc24.x86_64 @fedora Install adcli-0.8.0-2.fc24.x86_64 @fedora Install adobe-source-han-sans-tw-fonts-1.004-3.fc24.noarch @fedora Install akregator-16.08 ...