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

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 6 21:25:49 GMT 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
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.


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