distributions: UBUNTU vs DEBIAN

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Thu Apr 20 17:51:56 UTC 2006

Antony Gelberg wrote:
> Perhaps ubuntu-desktop was removed and you didn't notice?

That's possible, though I think I would have noticed. Especially since I 
did this a few days ago. I just checked and aptitude gives me 
conflicting answers:

$ sudo aptitude search ubuntu-desktop | egrep '\Wubuntu'
pi  ubuntu-desktop                  - The Ubuntu desktop system

The 'i' means "installed" and the 'p' means "not installed" :P


$ sudo aptitude search ~i | egrep '\Wubuntu-desktop'
$ sudo aptitude search ~g | egrep '\Wubuntu-desktop'

Here the first line searches through installed packages and the second 
through uninstalled packages. Neither list shows 'ubuntu-desktop' :P

Maybe this is a bug?

In any event, there's no harm in an expert removing ubuntu-desktop. 
That's just a metapackage, it doesn't actually do anything.

I'm interested to know why my Ubuntu things that 'ubuntu-desktop' is 
both installed and un-installed.

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