I want to completely remove Unity-2D (not Unity) on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04. I used
dpkg -l | grep unity-2d to list the packages which belongs to Unity-2D. The result was this:
ii libunity-2d-private0 5.12.0-0ubuntu1.1 Unity 2D shared library ii unity-2d 5.12.0-0ubuntu1.1 Unity interface for non-accelerated graphics cards ii unity-2d-common 5.12.0-0ubuntu1.1 Unity 2D Panel ii unity-2d-shell 5.12.0-0ubuntu1.1 Dash and Launcher for the Unity 2D environment ii unity-2d-spread 5.12.0-0ubuntu1.1 Unity 2D Spread
Now I want to remove those packages with:
sudo apt-get purge unity-2d unity-2d-common unity-2d-panel unity-2d-shell unity-2d-spread libunity-2d-private0
Then I get a the following message:
The following packages will be REMOVED: libunity-2d-private0* ubuntu-desktop* unity-2d* unity-2d-common* unity-2d-panel* unity-2d-shell* unity-2d-spread*
which means that the package
ubuntu-desktop should also removed. But the decription from that package
apt-cache show ubuntu-desktop says:
Description-en: The Ubuntu desktop system This package depends on all of the packages in the Ubuntu desktop system . It is also used to help ensure proper upgrades, so it is recommended that it not be removed.
that it should not be removed, because it is needed to ensure a successful system-update.
How can I remove Unity-2D without removing Ubuntu-Desktop?