Ubuntu – What’s Kubuntu-Full


During text install, it asked me what to install. Along the well known Kubuntu-Desktop and many others, there was Kubuntu-Full. What's it?

Best Answer

I was curious to know the difference between the two packages so wrote this quick query to see what packages they pull in. This command will show the packages that kubuntu-full depends on that kubuntu-desktop does not.

comm -23 \
    <(apt-cache depends kubuntu-full | awk '/Depends/ {print $2}' | sort -u) \
    <(apt-cache depends kubuntu-desktop | awk '/Depends/ {print $2}' | sort -u)

The result at the time of writing (on 12.10) is:

anthy calligra calligra-dev dictd dict-foldoc dict-gcide dict-jargon dict-moby-thesaurus dict-vera enscript eyed3 finger flac kdeaccessibility kdeadmin kde-baseapps kdeedu kdegames kdegames-card-data-extra kdegraphics kde-icons-mono kdemultimedia kdenetwork kdepim kde-runtime kdesdk kdeutils kde-wallpapers kde-workspace-data-extras kinfocenter konq-plugins kubuntu-desktop libqscintilla2-designer libqt4-sql-odbc libqt4-sql-psql libqt4-sql-sqlite plasma-runners-addons plasma-widget-ktorrent plasma-widget-lancelot pyqt4-dev-tools python-qscintilla2 qt4-demos qt4-designer qt4-dev-tools qt4-doc-html scribus unclutter vorbisgain xnest xrestop