Desktop Package?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Sep 28 05:24:02 UTC 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 03:05:33PM +1000, Craige McWhirter wrote:

> My memory is letting me down right now but I had to do a custom install
> to get Ubuntu onto a PitA Sony Viao with an iDrive CDROM or similar at
> an installfest at Wollongong on the weekend. The user was happy - the
> first linux they'd managed to get on there at all (with a little black
> magic).
> Now, to clean up the custom install and ensure they have a complete
> system I believe there's a "hidden"(?) package named ubuntu-desktop or
> similar that will make sure all the default install packages are in
> place.
> Can anyone remind me of what said package is? thanks :)

It's not a package, but a task: "ubuntu-desktop".  You can install it with
"sudo aptitude install '~tubuntu-desktop'".

 - mdz

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