Comment 34 for bug 1754872

anon697725 (anon697725) wrote :

My experience is that installing 'apt-get install xubuntu-desktop' doesn't produce the desired results as it pulls in recommends that will pull in the extra items listed above in #32 for the reasons explained in #25.

I've had better success with 'apt-get install xubuntu-desktop^' which doesn't pull in the extra 110ish packages for the other desktops.

Perhaps there could be better clarification on what the xubuntu-desktop TASK is doing compared to the xubuntu-desktop META-PACKAGE.

Maybe there could be a maintained list of what goes into a xubuntu installation so people can make more informed decisions on what to install for the xubuntu desktop on a minimal server install or having multiple desktops installed (which poses other issues).