Breezy upgrade question

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Sat Oct 15 18:27:13 UTC 2005

On 15/10/05, R Kimber <rkimber at> wrote:
> I'm about to upgrade, but don't quite understand the significance of
> ubuntu-base and ubuntu-desktop
> I have read in the wiki BreezyUpgradeNotes that you need to have these
> packages installed, as without them "it is much more likely that you
> will encounter problems during the upgrade."
> However, if I choose to install ubuntu-base synaptic says that Exim
> will be removed (I'm using Exim not Postfix).  I don't want to remove
> Exim and really don't see why I should be more liable to upgrade
> problems just because I choose to run Exim.
> If I choose to install ubuntu-desktop synaptic wants to install
> OpenOffice which I don't want because that will entail the removal of
> Abiword and I've never had any joy using OO (it won't print).
> Ubuntu is for humans, and this one wants Exim and Abiword, but also
> doesn't want to encounter problems during the upgrade.
> Is there a way round this? Thanks.
> - Richard

No. You *will* have problems if you try installing without these basic
packages. Why not install them, upgrade and then switch back to Exim
and Abiword?


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