remove all X libs and apps?

Constantine Evans constantine at
Sat Dec 2 04:00:50 UTC 2006

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Matt Price wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm converting an old laptop from an outdated debian-etch over to
> ubuntu-feisty -- I want to use the 2.6.19 kernel.  It's likely to be
> ugly, but I remember that it was a bit difficult to get the installer to
> work on this machine, so my plan is to remove all x-based apps and
> unnecessary libs and then do a crossgrade.  I was just wondering whether
> there's some lib files I can remove to ensure that all x-based packages
> are also removed.  any suggestions?
> thanks,
> matt

Try removing x11-common.

That said, you may also want to consider the debootstrap method of
installation. If you can get any sort of live removable Linux system
running - perhaps a floppy-based distribution, like tomsrbt - then you
should be able to download debootstrap onto the hard drive and install
Ubuntu without using the installer. The Debian installation manual has a
reasonably good guide to the process, and the instructions apply to
Ubuntu as well, for the most part.

Yours sincerely,
Constantine Evans

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