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Re: How to remove desktop environments from the server

Hi Roman,

roman.meier@gismap.ch schreef op wo 01-11-2017 om 15:16 [+0100]:
> Hi folks,
> To add desktop environments is well documented and works well e.g.
> using
> 'apt install education-desktop-lxde'.
> However, how are they removed again?
> You can run 'apt remove education-desktop-lxde' but this doesn’t
> remove
> lxde in my setup.

education-desktop-lxde is a metapackage that pulls in various LXDE
components and lightweight desktop applications upon installation.
When you remove education-desktop-lxde, you just remove the metapackage
and not the packages that have been pulled in by it.
In order to remove those packages, you should run apt-get autoremove.
This command removes all packages that have been installed to fulfil a
dependency but upon which no package depends any longer.

> Kind regards,
> Roman

Frans Spiesschaert

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