Removing single program from multi program packages

Mike Jones eternalorb at
Fri Mar 20 14:56:27 UTC 2009

Why exactly is it that I can't remove freecell but leave the other games?

Seems to me that some people don't like freecell, but might enjoy solitaire?

whats up with not being able to remove certain applications without being
able to remove gnome-desktop?

Can we change this to allow a user to remove individual programs that are
part of a package?

Otherwise, can we change the entry in add-remove so that different programs
inside a single package are displayed as a single entry?


> Message: 9
> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:10:26 -0400
> From: Andrew Barbaccia <andrew.barbaccia at>
> Subject: Re: Remove app via apt-get from menu
> To: Jonh Wendell <wendell at>
> Cc: ubuntu-devel-discuss <ubuntu-devel-discuss at>
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> > Anyway, what if the user wants to remove the Freecel game, but want to
> > keep the others? That's almost impossible, cause they belong to a single
> > package.
> >
> Possibly the immediate fix is to allow users to simply remove the item from
> the menu and not remove the package from the system?
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