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Thread: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    You could run something like
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    sudo apt-get remove -s nautilus
    to see exactly what would be removed. The "-s" means "No action; perform a simulation of events that would occur but do not actually change the system."
    How did you learn of this command? I have tried the MAN command but it does not say anything about the -s option.

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    Try 'man apt-get"
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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LABcqX View Post
    oldos2er, do you know of exactly what ubuntu-desktop does?
    All of the *buntu-desktop packages are metapackages; they don't really do much by themselves. If you run
    Code:
    apt-cache show ubuntu-desktop
    you'll see a large list of packages that ubuntu-desktop installs.

    Quote Originally Posted by LABcqX View Post
    Is the ubuntu-desktop of unused nature when not upgrading and after the desktop environment has already been installed?
    I believe so. It's so much easier to run #apt-get install ubuntu-desktop than #apt-get install huge-list-of-packages

    Quote Originally Posted by LABcqX View Post
    Big Thanks for posting this command because it is command I find very useful.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove -s
    You're welcome.

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    Smile Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    Wow, thanks for replies, people!

    So, the bottom line - ubuntu desktop can actually be removed, because of it's meta-nature, and the unity will not suffer?

    P.S. Debain also has some kind of deep file-manager desktop integration?
    Last edited by ThrashManiac; December 2nd, 2012 at 01:41 PM. Reason: additional question

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    If you want to upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu, you will need to have ubuntu-desktop installed. With that caveat, if you're removing a package and see that ubuntu-desktop is going to be removed, that's not a cause for concern.

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    Angry Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    I was curious, so I tested it under the VirtualBox:
    * removed gedit/nautilus/gnome-terminal via synaptic

    * installed gnome3-shell via command line, because those 3 packages have brought the GUI down

    * startx caused an error
    Conclusion: those 3 packages are nailed into the system, and there's no way to get rid of them. End of story. RIP.

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