Perhaps I Spoke Too Soon

root@grayswandir:/home/mhoye # apt-get remove openoffice.org
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
kubuntu-desktop openoffice.org openoffice.org-bin openoffice.org-debian-files openoffice.org-gtk-gnome openoffice.org-kde ubuntu-desktop
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 7 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 155MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? _

This is nerd-speak for “if you don’t like my agonizingly-slow word processor, I’m taking your entire user interface and going home”.

You’ve. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me.

UPDATE: As it turns out, I am the one kidding me. And I spoke too soon about speaking too soon. Very meta! (Thank you, commentors)

7 Comments

  1. Posted October 27, 2005 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Actually, aren’t ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-desktop empty metapackages? That shouldn’t be tearing out your UI.

    However, why those two are in that list of 7 is beyond me.

    Silly GNU/hippies.

  2. Posted October 27, 2005 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Actually, aren’t ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-desktop empty metapackages? That shouldn’t be tearing out your UI.

    However, why those two are in that list of 7 is beyond me.

    Silly GNU/hippies.

  3. Posted October 27, 2005 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-desktop are empty metapackages. Removing them doesn’t actually cause any damage, nor removes any functionality. The apps and packages that make up ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-desktop stay installed.

  4. Alex
    Posted October 27, 2005 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Erk. Sorry for the double post. An oddly slow page load when I clicked post fooled me into hitting it twice.

  5. Posted October 28, 2005 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    You know, your life would be so much better if you dumped that Linux whore and went out with that nice FreeBSD next door.

  6. Mike Hoye
    Posted October 28, 2005 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Which one? The pretty one’s two expensive, and her cheap older sisters are too ugly.

  7. Posted October 30, 2005 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    This might cure that. I am a Linux whore, but KDE works fine on Unix, without that ugly L in front of it ;)

    http://freebsd.kde.org/

    http://www.desktopbsd.net/