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Re: Reflections on a Raring mini.iso installation


On 24 December 2012 07:50, Lance <lbsolost@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> When that was done I rebooted and found that I'd also ended up with
> 'unity', 'compiz', and a lot of other Ubuntu packages that I didn't want so
> I did a repeat test, but this time I used '--no-install-recommends', eg:
> sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-gnome-dektop
> The result was much, much better. No 'compiz' or 'unity' stuff this time,
> but I also ended up with some missing recommends like no 'epiphany-browser',
> no 'totem', no 'cheese', no 'abiword', etc, etc.

I think this is because gnome-session recommends unity | gnome-shell.
I think the build scripts are smart enough to recognize that since we
are already installing gnome-shell, there's no need to install Unity.
apt-get on the other hand sees that neither unity nor gnome-shell are
installed *yet* so it tries to install the first listed alternate.

You can work around this by installing gnome-shell first and then
installing ubuntu-gnome-desktop. Or you can use the - suffix trick:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop unity- libqt4-sql-mysql-