Is removing the mint metapackage a bad idea?

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Is removing the mint metapackage a bad idea?

Postby strypey » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:03 am

I recently uninstalled Thunderbird from my LMDE 2 system (64-bit with Cinammon). When I did, it said it was also uninstalling a mint metapackage. I had done this before, and it didn't seem to cause any problems, so I did it again. Just wondering what this metapackage is, and whether I might have set myself up for some problems down the line by removing it?

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Re: Is removing the mint metapackage a bad idea?

Postby all41 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:11 am

You're good to go. The actual packages are not removed, just the old TB reference to them.
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Re: Is removing the mint metapackage a bad idea?

Postby Pjotr » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:56 am

Metapackages are just shopping lists. When your groceries have all been bought, you can throw away the shopping list....
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Re: Is removing the mint metapackage a bad idea?

Postby Tim-int » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:21 am

Although this is LMDE, just to note that I removed 5 Thunderbird packages from Mint 18.2 and it didn't remove meta packages.


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