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

J. Anthony Limon j at flippo.net
Mon Dec 7 02:00:06 UTC 2009

Steve wrote:
> 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
> I hadn’t realized samba was installed as standard now, it never used to  
> be. Samba only take up 53.8MB of disk space so could be left as the  
> removal of xubuntu-dsktop is not recommended.
> | Description: The Ubuntu desktop system
> |  This package depends on all of the packages in the Ubuntu desktop system
> |
> |  It is also used to help ensure proper upgrades, so it is recommended
> that it not be removed.

I'm pretty sure the standardization of samba was due to the inclusion of 
Gigolo and the gvfs requirements it has.

- J

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