Minimal Installation leaves orphaned libraries (unused dependencies) installed on the system

Bug #1806204 reported by Amr Ibrahim on 2018-12-01
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


1. Choose Minimal Installation while installing Ubuntu
2. Install deborphan (sudo apt install deborphan)
3. Use deborphan to search for orphaned libraries (which are unused dependencies)
4. You will find many orphaned libraries installed on your system

I guess what happens is that ubiquity removes software without removing their dependencies. For example, some of the unused dependencies are for Totem and Remmina, which are not installed.

That defeats the purpose of a minimal installation if all the dependencies are still installed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-39.42-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-39-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sat Dec 1 18:34:48 2018
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash ---
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-11-29 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180725)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Amr Ibrahim (amribrahim1987) wrote :
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