Installing Kubuntu without removing Win98 & WinXP

Francisco Borges f.borges at
Mon Nov 13 17:20:46 UTC 2006

: On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 08:12AM -0800, John L Fjellstad wrote:

> 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.

I don't know about Synaptic or Adept but what your saying it not
necessarily true.

1. If the package has been instaled with "aptitude", all packages
   installed because they depended on the first will be marked as
   "automatic installed packages".

2. Aptitude will, by default, remove "automatic installed packages" when
   no other package depends on them.


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