[buug] converting Ubuntu to Xubuntu?

Rick Moen 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
gets old.

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