Edgy in the news

Conrad Knauer atheoi at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 04:30:49 GMT 2006

On 10/29/06, James Purser <purserj at k-sit.com> wrote:

> > > I don't use update-manager because I prefer doing such things with a
> > > CLI. Running update-manager instead of dist-upgrade when the user wants
> > > to run dist-upgrade would be completely inappropriate. How do you even
> > > know that the user is in X? How do you know that they have X installed?
> >
> > Because its Ubuntu? :)
> >
> > I mean isn't the point of Ubuntu to be a Desktop OS?
> /me points at server install option and says "hmmm?"

Server has its own install CD these days; I would classify it as being
more different from Ubuntu than Xubuntu.  My point is that if you
install Ubuntu (not the server) you get a Desktop OS and so you should
expect people to have X.

To not have X in Ubuntu takes some work...  It would involve removing
some packages that ubuntu-desktop depends on.  From the description of

"This package depends on all of the packages in the Ubuntu desktop system"

If you don't want a desktop OS, that's different, but why you would
want to start with Ubuntu and remove important pieces of it rather
than starting with a minimalistic distro (like server, which, as I
said, is really a different beast altogether) that 'just works' as a
minimalistic distro is beyond me.


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