I just did my first install of any Linux OS, and I accidentally selected "Desktop GUI" in the install, but I want to build everything myself. Is there any way by which I can uninstall the GUI environment without re-installing OS?
The command above lists all tasks known to
On my system the command outputs 36 packages. You can uninstall them with the following command:
This takes the list of packages (output of
It means Debian changed the behaviour of this by now using a single "meta" package called task-desktop which pulls in the other packages via dependencies and recommends. So it's true what tasksel tells you, it just installs that single package, but if you look at the details of that, like so:
you will see the other (actual) packages this pulls in in the lines starting "Depends:" and "Recommends:". To remove them try "apt-get remove task-desktop" or list the package names individually.