distributions: UBUNTU vs DEBIAN
antony at wayforth.co.uk
Thu Apr 20 19:10:06 UTC 2006
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> 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
What does the line look like if you search for the package in
NB You don't need sudo for aptitude search.
> $ 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.
Well it does do something. It ensures that certain packages are
installed. I believe the upgrade release notes specify that this
package should be installed before upgrading.
> I'm interested to know why my Ubuntu things that 'ubuntu-desktop' is
> both installed and un-installed.
What does dpkg -l ubuntu-desktop report?
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