antony at wayforth.co.uk
Fri Apr 7 12:50:16 UTC 2006
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> David Symons wrote:
>>>>> sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop
>>>>> You'll want to log back into Gnome before running this.
>>>> Is kubuntu-desktop not a meta-package?
>>> Yes. Is there a problem with that?
>> It will only remove the metapackage, not everything that came in with
>> If you use aptitude instead of apt-get it will remember the dependencies
>> and remove them with the package.
> I'm not familiar with aptitude. I just took a look at the man page, and
> it looks similar to apt-get. So, could one just type this?:
> sudo aptitude remove kubuntu-desktop
Yes, it works as a drop in replacement, more or less. It also has an
interactive mode. You should read /usr/share/doc/aptitude/README.
> I assume that it deletes all the contents of the meta-package but
> nothing else, right?
It removes what you ask it to, plus anything you installed with it
implicitly (as a dependency).
> What if I installed (say) Konqueror separately
> before trying Kubuntu and I don't want to remove Konqueror? Do I have to
> install Konqueror again later?
No. See above.
I don't know why aptitude isn't generally taught instead of apt-get.
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