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I find Ubuntu (12.10)'s Seahorse intrusive and annoying and I would like to remove it using Ubuntu Software Center. If I do so, could it potentially cause me problems with future Ubuntu upgrades?

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What is your complaint exactly about Seahorse? It is by no means intrusive, nor annoying. –  dobey Oct 29 '12 at 19:33
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For Ubuntu 12.10

From the description of seahorse

apt-cache show seahorse

Description-en: GNOME front end for GnuPG Seahorse is a front end for GnuPG - the GNU Privacy Guard program - that integrates to the GNOME desktop. It is a tool for secure communications and data storage. Data encryption and digital signature creation can easily be performed through a GUI and Key Management operations can easily be carried out through an intuitive interface.

Also when you attempt to unistall seahorse you will se that ubuntu-desktop will uninstalled.

But ubuntu-desktop is a metapackage that is not recommnded to unistall it

from the description of ubuntu-desktop

apt-cache show ubuntu-desktop

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.

, so you have to install it again with this command

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

but when you attempt to install ubuntu-desktop again you will notice that seahorse package will be installed. Depends each other. So I assume is not a good decision to remove seahorse.

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