apt-get autoremove in edgy

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 21:20:28 UTC 2006

This doesn't seem new to me.  As someone who came over from using straight
Ubuntu, if I tried to remove something like evolution, it would warn that it
would also remove ubuntu-desktop.  I think this is because it's because
ubuntu-desktop, xubuntu-desktop, and kubuntu-desktop are all installed as
meta-packages (one big package containing several individual ones) . . . so
if you try to remove one portion of the meta-package, it takes the rest of
the meta-package with it.  However, I'm not a developer.

Because I didn't want some of the standard xubuntu packages, I started my
xubuntu installation with just the base command-line system.  From there, I
installed the xfce4 and xubuntu packages that I needed (e.g., xfce4-panel,
xfce4-session, xubuntu-usplash, etc.), but did not install the
xubuntu-desktop package.  This approach works for me, but it's definitely a
more complicated way to go.

I wish I were able to do what these folks are trying to do - just installing
xubuntu-desktop and removing the apps that I don't want.  It sure would make
things easier to set up.

On 11/2/06, Adam Miller <maxamillion at gmail.com> wrote:
> I haven't experienced this personally, but I had an unusual amount of
> complaints today in irc and thought it should be brought up. Apparently when
> installing xubuntu-desktop from another install (ubuntu, kubuntu, or
> edubuntu) when the user attempts to "apt-get remove firefox" or "apt-get
> remove thunderbird" it uninstalls all of xubuntu-desktop along with it. I
> haven't verified this, but I thought I would bring it to the attention of
> others.
> -Adam
> --
> -=:Max:=-
> --OpenPGP key: 5DBFA065--
> --
> xubuntu-devel mailing list
> xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-devel

jwcampbell at gmail.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-devel/attachments/20061102/6e8f5b33/attachment.html>

More information about the xubuntu-devel mailing list