[mythtv-users] Recommended replacement to mythbuntu-desktop for Ubuntu 22.04

Tom Bishop bishoptf at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 12:24:07 UTC 2022


On Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 6:23 AM OpenMedia Support <support at openmedia.co.nz>
wrote:

> > On Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 10:41 PM Stephen Worthington <
> > stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:
> >
> >> On Wed, 21 Sep 2022 11:27:13 +1200, you wrote:
> >>
> >> >Been really happy with the small footprint the mythbuntu-desktop has
> >> >always provided, but for a 22.04 upgrade I need to change to something
> >> >else for my frontends
> >> >
> >> >xubuntu-desktop and lubuntu-desktop both pull in a lot of redundant
> >> >packages I don't require. Any other recommended options?
> >> >
> >> >Steve
> >>
> >> I just did "apt remove mythbuntu-desktop" on my mother's MythTV box.
> >> No other packages were removed (or added), and doing that should make
> >> it possible to do the upgrade to 22.04.  But I have not tried that
> >> yet.
> >>
> >> On new installs, you would probably have to install xubuntu-desktop
> >> and then remove the packages you did not want.  Or get a list of all
> >> the packages that xubuntu-desktop installs and manually install only
> >> the ones you want.
> >>
> >> With the -desktop packages, it seems the dependencies are one way -
> >> installing the -desktop package will install all the packages it
> >> wants, but removing any of those packages afterwards will not cause
> >> the -desktop package to be removed, and the packages you removed will
> >> not be reinstalled.
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> >
> >
> > Mate is the desktop that I have been using for most of my installs even
> > for
> > my daily driver, not as light as xubuntu-desktop but its pretty snappy
> and
> > does what I need/want...also use it for my daily driver for most all my
> > installs. Still probably pulls more than you would like but its pretty
> > light.
>
> currently all the alternative *-desktop options are too large for a
> dedicated media frontent..
>
> Current frontend has 1644 packages already which is a bit heavy. EG Cups,
> lots of unused fonts,
>
> xubuntu-desktop would add 425 packages which includes games, more fonts,
> more cups components, plus libreoffice.
>
> Even swapping to ubuntu-server adds a lot of stuff I simply don't need.
> Any other options?
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Ubuntu-server is probably your best option which has a minimal installation
option and then only install the packages that you want/need.
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