Zeitgeist dependancies in Xubuntu

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Mon Mar 5 02:36:28 UTC 2012

On 03/05/2012 03:03 AM, Stevo Vukovic wrote:
> Hello,
> I am fan of lightweight distributions like Xubuntu and Lubuntu. I opened
> few bugs and opened one question on Launchpad. I am looking for your
> support on this topic.
> Opened bugs are:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gedit/+bug/946339
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/totem/+bug/946360
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/946747
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox/+bug/946756
> and opened question is
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/189673
> I am deeply concerned about inclusion of Zeitgeist dependencies in
> Xubuntu. Lightweightesnes of this distributions is in stake.
> Stevo Vuković

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Hey Stevo,

Xubuntu installs Ubuntu Software Center by default, which installs
zeitgeist-core as recommends. I don't know why this is, but  I believe
there is a good explanation. Whatsoever, it's not something the Xubuntu
developers can decide.

The applications you mention are not installed by default in Xubuntu,
thus if you install them, we aren't responsible for installing Zeitgeist
in your system. You can try installing with --no-install-recommends.

Xubuntu is not only lightweight, it's also user-friendly, feature-rich
and much more. This is why we install some packages which are not useful
for *everybody*, for example USC.

If you want the bare minimum system, you can use the Ubuntu Minimal CD
and install only the packages you want.


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