Uprade to Xubuntu 12.04 Beta 2

nairb nairb at nairb.us
Mon Apr 2 15:08:05 UTC 2012

this is a feature, not a bug.  when you update, it reinstalls every
package on your system (or that should be included in your system
because they are required by other packages).  starting with
meta-packages such as xubuntu-desktop, which requires abiword, gnumeric,
pidgin, gigolo, ect... if you want different default applications, then
you should uninstall the meta-packages that require them before upgrade.
if you are using the default applications of ubuntu-desktop or
kubuntu-desktop, you should just use their respective installers, and
you dont really want xubuntu. you can install multiple window managers
without the whole desktop meta-package, so you could still use xfce
without full xubuntu-desktop. but the packages mentioned are all part of
xubuntu, and required by the meta-package xubuntu-desktop.

On 04/01/2012 05:32 AM, Josef Latt wrote:
> Hi,
> I upgraded my Xubuntu 11.10 for testing to Xubuntu 12.04 Beta 2.
> But some programs which I have deinstalled in 11.10 (abiword,
> gnumeric, pidgin, gigolo, ...) were installed too during the upgrade.
> Think this shouldn't happen.
> Thanks
> Josef

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