I'm just looking to install Ubuntu 11.10 + DE (Unity and it's dependencies). All the other extra packages such as firefox/thunderbird/video player/etc and any other package that is not a dependency of a core package I don't want to install.
closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira Mar 7 '12 at 20:04
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What you want to do does not make much sense. Ubuntu is generated from a debian fork and aimed to became a desktop friendly distribution with a specific behaviour, Ubuntu is also a brand and the latest trand is pushing this way much more than ever. Technically speaking, in my experience, removing packages from a standard Ubuntu installation can only generate problems, Ubuntu it's not designed to be "modular", it's simply not its goal.
I suggest to do a basic installation of a Debian and install Unity from the source.
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