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

J. Anthony Limon j at flippo.net
Sun Dec 6 19:32:35 UTC 2009

Chris G wrote:
> 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.

Just let it get removed, it's only a metapackage.

It boils down to the fact that Xubuntu includes samba and 
"xubuntu-desktop" is the package which controls everything Xubuntu includes.

- J

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