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

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 6 22:40:08 UTC 2009

On Sun, 06 Dec 2009 19:32:35 -0000, J. Anthony Limon <j at flippo.net> wrote:

> 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
It would appear that xubuntu-desktop, unlike ubuntu-desktop can be removed  
 From http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/xubuntu-desktop

Xubuntu desktop system

This package depends on all of the packages in the Xubuntu desktop system

It is safe to remove this package if some of the desktop system packages  
are not desired.


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