Re: can I safelly remove gnome ?

Lorenzo Sutton wrote:
On 14/11/11 11:19, Joao Ferreira Gmail wrote:
Hello all,

I'm going to start using xfce4.

Can I safelly "apt-get remove/purge gnome"

Or should I expect any side impacts ?

Depends on what you call 'safely' and on what you are going to remove (gnome is actually dozens of pakcages). Side effects will be all of those not-so-evidetlty-related-to-gnome packages which you might remove and which are doing important stuff on your system, for example gdm3, network manager, gedit etc. Policykit stuff probably

Has anyone done this before ?

Yes I did it. Although I don't think just purging gnome tout-court has any motive if not experimental/learning. The best option would probably be fresh install with xfce4.


That's what I did: D-i Wheezy, change sources to Sid, dist-upgrade + install xfce4 + all my usual packages, just no gnome-<anything>.


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