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I am trying to remove the Chromium browser through Synaptic, but it tries to remove Lubuntu desktop. How can I remove it keeping Lubuntu desktop?

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Chromium is specified as a dependency of the lubuntu-desktop package, so uninstalling it will cause the lubuntu-desktop package to be uninstalled. However, lubuntu-desktop is only a metapackage; removing it will not actually uninstall the Lubuntu desktop environment.

The only problem you will have is that when you upgrade to the next version of Lubuntu, the lubuntu-desktop package will be reinstalled and with it Chromium.

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