Questions related to metapackages, which define other packages to install.

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Is it possible to individually uninstall packages previously installed using a meta-package?

I have no need for the help utility, document viewer, contacts app, etc. that Gnome has built into the gnome-shell. Is is possible to remove just those packages? Every time I try it wants me to ...
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linux-generic not installed in fresh installation

In a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I noticed, that autoremove suggests to remove linux-image-generic and also that linux-generic is not installed at all. Is that a bug or did the ...
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How To: Install Proteus from Humble Indie Bundle Depends: proteus (= 1.1-0ubuntu3)

After redeeming my software center key to download Proteus from the new Humble Indie Bundle #8, this error appears: proteus-meta: Depends: proteus (= 1.1-0ubuntu3) but 1.1-0ubuntu2 is to be installed ...
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How to find installed kernel image metapackages?

I have used this, but is there a better way? dpkg-query -W -f='${Package} ${Status}\n' | awk '/^linux-(.+-)?image-[^0-9]+(-lts-[^ ]+)? [^ ]+ ok installed/{print $1}' How to find kernel metapackages ...
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Prevent Packages inside a metapackage to load there recommends

I wrote a short script which installs Unity additional on a Kubuntu but only with the packages nessassary and without creating any redundancy with existing programs (no nautilus for example since ...