What Metapackages does a standard Xubuntu Install have ?

Jim Wiggins jwiggins at inveneo.org
Thu Aug 21 18:19:19 BST 2008

wget is not a standard package all the time.  I've had to apt-get it
on some freshly installed *buntu systems.  Telnet, too.  However,
cron, at, and ed are more fundamental.

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Udit Manektala
<umanekta at thoughtworks.com> wrote:
> We're trying to build an installer that is similar to a xubuntu installer
> using the CDImage scripts and ran into a problem with missing packages. I
> was under the impression that the xubuntu-desktop metapackage is solely
> responsible for installing all packages needed to install the Xubuntu
> system. And so we built an installer with the default metapackge selected in
> the preseed, being xubuntu-desktop. The resulting system, though, was
> missing some crucial packages such as  cron, at, ed , telnet , wget etc. I
> grep for these packages in the dependency lists of the xubuntu-desktop
> metapackage but did not find them anywhere. This makes me believe that a
> standard xubuntu installation has more contributing to it than just this 1
> metapackage. Is that a correct assumption and if yes, then what other
> metapackages do I need to install apart from xubuntu-desktop, to get a
> standard xubuntu-install ?
> Thanks
> Udit
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