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#1 2017-12-27 18:54:38

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 43  

[Solved] Remove xfce desktop

I have configured Devuan Jessie with Mate as my prefered desktop in parallel to XFCE. Now there are several menu entries I would like to get rid of. Can I simply and safely uninstall

task-xfce-desktop

without any side effects? Anything else to consider?

Thanks, rolfie

Last edited by rolfie (2018-03-24 20:56:49)

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#2 2017-12-27 19:07:37

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 927  

Re: [Solved] Remove xfce desktop

If task-mate-desktop is installed, it will probably keep you from losing all the stuff that comes with the task metapackage. Use the -s/--simulate option with apt-get to see ahead of time what it wants to remove. Note that apt-get will only mark packages for autoremoval, but it won't remove them. If you install any of those packages, they will be marked as manually installed, and they will be removed from the autoremove list. On the other hand,  aptitude will autoremove them when it removes the task package.

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#3 2018-03-02 20:32:52

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
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Re: [Solved] Remove xfce desktop

Finally made the move: task-xfce-desktop was not even installed, I had to remove the xfce4 package. In a second step I could autoremove all the packages that came with xfce4.

Now that PC is running with Devuan Jessie with lightdm and Mate.

Thanks, rolfie

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