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Re: Customising Debian install

On Thu, 05 May 2011 21:08:05 +0100, Tom Furie wrote:

> On Thu, May 05, 2011 at 07:21:22PM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Thu, 05 May 2011 18:12:47 +0100, Andrew Wood wrote:
>> > For certain things like removing OpenOffice and replacing it with
>> > LibreOffice this approach works but is time consuming.  For other
>> > packages it just results in disaster, for example  Ive tried removing
>> > the empathy package and have inadvertently removed the entire OS.
>> How is that? Empathy is just an IM client, it should be easily
>> removable :-?
> The problem here, I think, is that gnome-desktop-environment depends on
> empathy. As with many of these "all encomapssing" meta packages you are
> usually better off picking just the subset of packages that you actually
> want.

Ugh... very true, at least for squeeze onwards :-(


Then better install "gnome-core", right?



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