Most popular packages in universe (Re: Installing recommends and the CD size)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Aug 18 16:08:30 BST 2008

On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 10:10:46AM +0930, Karl Goetz wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-08-15 at 09:39 +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > It looks like it's updated now.  The list is (unsurprisingly) skewed in
> > favour of packages which were previously part of the default installation
> > but are now in universe, but allowing for that and other fudge factors I
> > interpret the "top ten" as:
> > 8. firefox-2
> > 
> > 	At first, I thought this was an indication that people were installing
> > 	the old version, but then I noticed that I still had it installed
> > 	myself.  Perhaps it should be removed during upgrades?
> People who make websites (or whos plugins dont work on FF3) would find
> this... unhelpful.

I think you've misunderstood my message.

People who are upgrading from a release of Ubuntu where Firefox 2 is the
default, to a version where Firefox 3 is the default, will have version 2
replaced by version 3, just like with every other application.

Those who explicitly want to keep the old version for some reason can
install it explicitly.

I'm not suggesting that anyone who has explicitly installed the v2 packages
should have them removed, though they will eventually no longer be available
from the Ubuntu repositories.

 - mdz

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