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I want to reduce the size of plain vanilla ubuntu desktop LTS 10.04.3, as much as possible.
Purpose: use as eclipse development environment.
I don't want ubuntu server, I still need a GUI (run eclipse etc)

I tried script below, to remove apps not related to development :

apt-get update; apt-get purge --assume-yes bluez bluez-alsa bluez-cups compiz compiz-core computer-janitor empathy empathy-common espeak espeak-data evolution evolution-common evolution-data-server evolution-webcal f-spot gwibber gwibber-service indicator-me indicator-messages brasero pitivi rhythmbox gnomine quadrapassel gnome-sudoku aisleriot gnome-mahjongg* mono-2.0-gac python-ubuntuone python-ubuntuone-client python-ubuntuone-storageprotocol brasero-common cdparanoia esound-*;

but when I reboot, I drop into commandline login,
not GUI login.

What script should I use to remove apps not related to Eclipse development without disturbing GUI functionality ?

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migrated from Dec 6 '11 at 15:17

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To remove games safely try following command.

sudo apt-get remove gnome-games-common

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Thanks for the answer. I'm looking for a script that can trim my eclipse development .vmdk file down to a minimum, without having to build it from scratch. – user14654 Dec 6 '11 at 17:47

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