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When running the command sudo apt-get remove libimobiledevice2 I get:

The following packages will be REMOVED: ... gdm gdm-guest-session gnome-power-manager gnome-session gnome-session-bin gvfs-backends indicator-power indicator-session kde-plasma-desktop kde-standard libgpod-common libgpod4 libimobiledevice2 nautilus-share ubuntu-desktop upower`

Is it really nessecary to remove all of my KDE and Gnome packages?

The source of the problem is that the installed oneric package doesn't recognize my ios 5.1 - so I wanted to switch to the latest and greatest (1.0.7 and if that's not good enough I'll go to the dev version 1.1.2).

I'm using oneric 64bit.

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Are you using any PPAs for this? Why not just the upgrade to the new version, do you really need to remove this one before upgrading the package? – Bruno Pereira Mar 25 '12 at 20:01
There's no packages for the version for oneric so I downloaded the tar and wanted to uninstall before I make install – Dror Cohen Mar 26 '12 at 5:16
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I resolved the original problem (lib didn't work with iPhone iOS 5.1) by re-installing the libimobiledevice2.

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