Installing Kubuntu without removing Win98 & WinXP

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Mon Nov 13 16:12:49 UTC 2006

Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at> writes:

> If you want you can then remove Gnome: use Synaptic again (or Adept, the
> Kubuntu-equivalent to Synaptic) and uninstall the (meta)package
> ubuntu-desktop. When you do this you will probably be prompted to allow
> the uninstallation of many other packages, you can allow this, but you
> should sanity check the list just to be sure.

Removing ubuntu-desktop won't remove anything else.  The dependency only
goes one way.  That is, *-desktop metapackages depend on everything
else, but nothing depends on it, so removing it shouldn't remove
anything else, but removing one of the *-desktop dependencies, say
speedcrunch (in Kubuntu) will remove kubuntu-desktop.

John L. Fjellstad
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