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What all will be removed whenever I upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04? I've heard rumors that Banshee and Tomboy are going to be removed. What else will be removed?

Also, are there any major applications that won't work whenever I upgrade?

Thanks everyone in advance!

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what is your definition of "major applications" ? – fossfreedom Mar 8 '12 at 14:44
"Major application" is vague, I guess. I mean things like VLC, Skype, WIne, things like that. Bruno, all questions that I have not accepted an answer to are either unanswered or were answered in the comments under my question. – Ryan McClure Mar 8 '12 at 17:26
Although not an answer to your question, I will suggest you read the release notes before you install or upgrade. – bodhi.zazen Mar 8 '12 at 17:36
I read over that, but it didn't exactly mention a list of removed applications. – Ryan McClure Mar 8 '12 at 17:41
I know that Banshee will be removed but what about all the music files I have ripped using Banshee? Will those remain? – user58442 Apr 29 '12 at 23:09
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The release-upgrader will not remove banshee or tomboy unless you removed "universe" from your sources.list (e.g. via the Software Sources tool).

In general it will not remove software unless there is a conflict or the software is no longer available.

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Tomboy and Banshee data aren't lost during the upgrade, only the application will be removed. FreeRDP and Remmina will replace rdesktop and vinagre. Rhythmbox will replace Banshee. Gbrainy and Tomboy will be removed.

After the upgrade both applications will remain easily installable from the Ubuntu Software Center for those who prefer to use them.

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Are these the only two applications that will be removed? That more-or-less is my question. – Ryan McClure Mar 8 '12 at 17:27
added more details to answer you. – Alessio Mar 8 '12 at 23:04
Thank you! That's exactly what I needed to know! – Ryan McClure Mar 9 '12 at 2:23
Thank you. Why do people out there keep insisting that applications will not be removed during an upgrade. – BullfrogBlues Apr 28 '12 at 17:40
Upgrades will generally not remove packages, unless those packages conflict with something the upgrade needs to install. Neither Banshee nor Tomboy conflict with anything, so they should remain. What might occur is that Tomboy and Banshee might have been marked as ‘automatically installed’, and since ubuntu-desktop no longer depends on them, they're candidates for removal. – RAOF Apr 30 '12 at 0:00

I asked Canonical support about this a few days ago. I noticed Banshee (replaced with Rhythmbox) and Vinagre had been removed. Here's the reply I got:

Here are some links which should provide you with the information you are looking for:

Part of the change was triggered during the discussion at Ubuntu UDS P Orlando ( 1.5GB DVD Image by default ).

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Before upgrading system Ubuntu will inform you that you need to delete a few applications, but you will be all the applications back into the system after first update from Update Manager. You should all stay the entire application (so at least I was).

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