Unusual dependencies on ubuntu-desktop

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 29 10:14:12 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 03:22:03PM +0530, Sandip Bhattacharya wrote:
> Why does half the stuff on ubuntu depend on ubuntu-desktop???
> I saw the tutorial diveintopython  being installed. I asked synaptic to
> remove it, and it mentioned that to remove it ubuntu desktop has to be
> remove too! Why in the world????

Other way round; ubuntu-desktop depends on lots of other packages. It's
just a metapackage to facilitate upgrades; if you don't want to run our
entire selected desktop installation, you can remove it.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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