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Re: lubuntu-desktop metapackage - Recommends vs Dependencies
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On 03/05/2011 08:56 AM, Jonathan Marsden wrote:
> On 03/05/2011 01:19 AM, Richard Foulkes wrote:
>> The system still works, but this 'feels' wrong - i honestly don't
>> know whether the removal of the package would affect a distro
> It should make no difference at all. It is just a meta-package. It
> has no content.
There is one difference, although it may well not matter to you.
If you upgrade to a newer version of Lubuntu and the lubuntu-desktop
package has changed (added to) the set of packages it points to, then
the upgrade will not "pull in" any such added packages unless you have
Since it appears that you are more interested in removing things than
adding them, this probably will not matter to you, but I thought I
should correct myself and mention it, just in case it does matter!
There is some previous discussion of this issue at
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