I'm running lubuntu 13.04 on my Asus netbook. I want to get rid of Abiword (because I think it corrupted an ODT file). However, when I select it for complete removal in Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) I'm informed that
lubuntu-desktop will also be removed.
My rough googling informs me that this is the desktop environment suggesting that getting rid of it could have dire consequences. I'm a bit confused. Why should Abiword be tightly bound to
lubuntu-desktop? More importantly, what will be the effect of getting rid of
lubuntu-desktop? Could this be an error on SPM's part?
paulkorir@paulkorir-X101CH:~$ sudo apt-get remove abiword abiword-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: conglomerate-common libbonoboui2-0 libbonoboui2-common libgnomeui-0 libgnomeui-common Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following packages will be REMOVED: abiword abiword-common lubuntu-desktop 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 17 not upgraded. After this operation, 15.4 MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue [Y/n]?