Getting rid of the startup splash screen (Edgy)

Johan Ramm-Ericson ubuntu at
Tue Nov 21 14:29:01 UTC 2006

On Tue, November 21, 2006 15:07, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Wei-Yee Chan wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> As for removing ubuntu-desktop - who needs it? :-)
>> You'll need it if your doing an upgrade.  Otherwise, bad things can
>> happen.  I'd suggest that this package be left alone.
> The smiley was there for a reason.  It's a longstanding gripe (two years,
> I
> think - I filed more than one bug) of mine that the *-desktop packages
> _still_ say that "It is safe to remove this package if some of the desktop
> system packages are not desired".  Clearly, it is not, and the developers
> keep saying it is not, but nobody will fix the packages to make it clear
> that it is not.
> --
> derek

Looks like someone listened:

~$ apt-cache show ubuntu-desktop | tail -8
The Ubuntu desktop system
This package depends on all of the packages in the Ubuntu desktop system

It is also used to help ensure proper upgrades, so it is recommended that
it not be removed.
Bugs: mailto:ubuntu-users at
Origin: Ubuntu
Task: ubuntu-desktop


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