[xubuntu-users] Why would removing samba-commone remove xubuntu-desktop

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Sun Dec 6 13:05:30 UTC 2009

On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 11:38:06AM -0000, Steve wrote:
> On Sun, 06 Dec 2009 10:15:52 -0000, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > I have move a lot of services from my desktop machine to a dedicated
> > server so I'm now tidying up and removing unnecessary utilitie from my
> > dekstop machine.
> >
> > When I try and remove samba-common it also removes xubuntu-desktop as
> > a dependency, why would this be?  Surely I can have xubuntu/xfce
> > without Samba installed.
> >
> xubuntu-desktop is a meta file, it just holds a list of files required for  
> the xubuntu experience.  My suggestion is just to install it again when  
> you’ve finished removing samba.  There’s a bit of a discussion about it  
> here  
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2009-December/203608.html

OK, I've tried that.  When I reinstall xubuntu-desktop it wants to install
samba-common, samba-common-bin and smbclient.

Chris Green

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