Mono required by ubuntu-desktop

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Jul 31 00:19:14 BST 2006

On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 04:52:47PM -0500, Michael V. De Palatis wrote:
> Another problem with having mono in ubuntu-desktop is that that means that
> while removing ubuntu-desktop will work, it makes upgrading to the next
> release involve re-adding ubuntu-desktop (if following the instructions to
> the letter), which in turn requires downloading yet more software that may
> not be necessary and will just have to be uninstalled again later.

That issue has nothing to do with mono, nor is it new; it is a general
shortcoming of the metapackage system, and indeed, one that we plan to fix.

 - mdz

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