Edgy in the news

Alexander Jacob Tsykin stsykin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 07:59:55 GMT 2006

On Monday 30 October 2006 15:30, Conrad Knauer wrote:
> 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
> ubuntu-desktop:
> "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.
Te probalem is that help.ubuntu.com is meant to be a help site for Ubuntu and 
all its derivatives, to the best of my understanding, somebody correct me if 
I'm wrong) not just Ubuntu itself.


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