Greg Madden wrote on 09/24/2017 07:42 PM:
> On Sunday 24 September 2017 05:20:54 pm D. R. Evans wrote:
>> 1. Looking at the packages that will be removed, will I still be able to
>> run virtualbox if virtualbox-dkms is removed? [I think that the answer is
>> yes, but I would like some assurance from someone who is more certain than
>> am I.]
>> 2. And then what about desktop-base? The version that is currently
>> installed is from the official debian stable repository, so I don't think
>> that I should be removing it. So what should I do about this conflict?
> If you are using Debian, upgrading to Stretch, the following apply.
> Virtualbox is no longer in Stretch, if you use Vbox you issues are larger.You
Yes; I already added the oracle package yesterday, and it appears to be
I *think* that virtualbox-dkms is used only when vb is being installed, so it
should be safe to remove it; but I'm not absolutely certain.
> desktop-base-trinity replaces the Debian desktop-base
OK; so I should let aptitude do what it wants to do, which is to remove the
debian desktop-base, right?
One more question as a follow-on to this: when TDE is installed, is it still
possible to run KDE despite the fact that the debian desktiop-base is no
longer in place? (Just in case some program doesn't work on TDE and I have to
go back to KDE temporarily.)