[ubuntu-uk] evolution and gnome

Paul Sutton zleap at zleap.net
Wed Jul 15 16:21:58 BST 2009


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Alan Pope wrote:
> 2009/7/15 Paul Sutton <zleap at zleap.net>:
>> I use firefox and thunderbird,  i know evolution does not take up much
>> space,  but by removing it I can save a few hundred kilobytes, then why
>> not, removing un used packages keeps systems un cluttered.
>>
> 
> Depends on your definition of 'clutter'.


programs that I will never use,  i guess.
> 
>> what do you mean by meta package anyway ?
>>
> 
> A meta package is one that doesn't actually contain any apps/libs
> itself, but merely refers to other packages (and meta packages) which
> do. The best examples of this are "ubuntu-desktop" and
> "kubuntu-desktop". These are meta-packages which pull in all the
> necessary stuff for the Ubuntu & Kubuntu (respectively) desktops.
> 
> If you remove something which requires you remove one of those
> -desktop meta-package then you need to be aware this will compromise
> your system updates/upgrades. It's entirely possible that you will not
> be able to upgrade to the next release as ubuntu-desktop is missing
> the upgrade process won't pull in all necessary dependencies for the
> next version.
> 
> Cheers,
> Al.
> 
Ok thanks,  seems rather odd that removing something like evolution can
cause so many issues.

Oh well, i guess i will have to keep evolution installed.

Paul

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