OOo 2.0 removal [dapper]
lure at ubuntu.com
Sat Jan 13 12:04:20 GMT 2007
On Saturday 13. January 2007 09:03, Donn wrote:
> > I gave it a shot and aborted. In addition to openoffice-*
> > The following packages will be REMOVED:
> > aspell aspell-en dictionaries-common gnome-spell kubuntu-desktop
> > mozilla-thunderbird myspell-en-gb myspell-en-us
> This part of Kubuntu bugs me too. It really leaves you in no doubt that
> *you* are not the master if your situation. I have learned to just shrug
> and ignore the software that I don't want but CANNOT remove.
> My example is Amarok. I was worried about removing "kubuntu-desktop"
> because I don't know what that would do. I also didn't know how that would
> affect an upgrade of Dapper at a later stage.
kubuntu-desktop is so-called "meta" package. It means it does not install any
files, but has the only purpose to depend/recommend other packages. This way
Kubuntu developers decide what you shall get installed in the default install
(and on Desktop CD). It is completely safe to remove kubuntu-desktop, the
only side effect is that when you will upgrade between versions (Edgy ->
Feisty), you will not automatically get all default applications that may
have been added for Feisty. So after upgrade to Feisty, you may want to
consider installing "kubuntu-desktop" package again to see what new updated
it may bring to you.
In Feisty some packages that kubuntu-desktop brings by default have moved from
Depends to Recommend state: they will still be installed by default, but the
Recommended you will be able to uninstall without removal of kubuntu-desktop.
Examples are knetworkmanager and kde-guidance-powermanager as some desktop
users do not need networkmanager and laptop power management applet and may
want to remove it.
Question to Jonathan: should we make openoffice package Recommend - some users
would probably replace it with Koffice and would remove OOo.
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