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MX-17 is terrific...but so much

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goodleast
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MX-17 is terrific...but so much

#1 Post by goodleast » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:06 pm

For an old man like me who wants to just browse. Tools are excellent, tho. And I love the stability.
Is there a way to get a minimal install of MX-17? Minus the Office, and Gimp, and a few other things.
Or is it best to just edit out the menus and hide things so I won't be tempted to try things out and end up breaking the install? :confused:

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Re: MX-17 is terrific...but so much

#2 Post by entropyfoe » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:24 pm

Just having Office and gimp will not destabilize your system. No need to un-install if you have sufficient disk space.

Keep the repositories to the stock ones in synaptic and there is little chance to cause problems.

Keep running as a regular user, don't run root commands except to update in synaptic.

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Re: MX-17 is terrific...but so much

#3 Post by fehlix » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:35 pm

goodleast wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:06 pm
For an old man like me who wants to just browse. Tools are excellent, tho. And I love the stability.
Is there a way to get a minimal install of MX-17? Minus the Office, and Gimp, and a few other things.
Or is it best to just edit out the menus and hide things so I won't be tempted to try things out and end up breaking the install? :confused:
I do see, your point, it's not only about the disk space.
If you know what you want to keep, and what you really not want, we might help you to provide get rid of the unwanted. :footinmouth:
Just, provide a little list. Don't think that's to complicated, except one or two "special" items :happy:

But if I do not need some stuff, why shall I bother to keep and need download updates.
The minor point is the visibility in the menu, as you can hide lot's of stuff.
But I prefere to get rid, of the pakcage I ( or my user) don't use.
That's what I do for some user I do support: Keep only what they might or want to use.
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Re: MX-17 is terrific...but so much

#4 Post by Stevo » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:52 pm

Simulate their removal:

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sudo apt remove -s libgimp*  gimp-common libreoffice*
If it looks OK, then do it for real:

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sudo apt remove libgimp* gimp-common libreoffice*
Or do it the slower way in Synaptic.

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Re: MX-17 is terrific...but so much

#5 Post by goodleast » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:37 pm

Actually, Fehlix, I would rather remove the packages, than hide them. Updating stuff I don't want was also in my thinking. You understand.
And, Stevo, I certainly have no hesitation about using the command line for libreoffice and gimp. That is simple enough even for this old brain.
Entropyfoe, your answer was a safe and sane approach, because one never knows what one will need in the future.
Those are the answers I needed. Thanks for the promptness and clarity!
Now I will mull over which approach is the best for me. THANKS, sincerely.

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