[buug] converting Ubuntu to Xubuntu?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jan 2 08:09:03 PST 2013
Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):
> // So, essentially Xubuntu uses different CD, and adds universe and
> // multiverse, but is otherwise the same.
> // And, though not exactly trivial, given the similarities and overlap,
> // and use of same repository (even if differing in additional sections
> // thereof), it is apparently quite feasible to be able to convert from
> // one to the other - and in either direction.
_Also_, you can just add the other's *-desktop metapackage to the other,
and have _both_ DEs at your disposal.
Basically, aside from tiny trivial things like differences in default
apt configurations (and other such nits that the administrator should
manage, anyway), each is just a shared Ubuntu core plus either
metapackage ubuntu-desktop or metapackage xubuntu-desktop. Likewise,
kubuntu is basically the shared Ubuntu core plus metapackage
kubuntu-desktop, etc., etc.
Exactly as one would expect.
By the way, Michael, what would it take to get you to start using
paragraph breaks (a lot) more consistently? The towering wall of text
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