I don't like the "cowsay" package which is installed by default in Linux Mint (KDE).

I tried to uninstalled it, but it also uninstalled the following packages


It is very disappointing. Do you have any idea how to remove just the "cowsay" package? Thank you.

  • It seems these configuration utilities contain hooks to control cowsay, perhaps for use as an MOTD. – bwDraco Mar 23 '15 at 8:02
  • @DragonLord: What is MOTD? – user565739 Mar 23 '15 at 8:03
  • Message of the day. It's a message displayed to the user at login time. Some systems are configured to run a program like fortune for this purpose. It may just be that the configuration utilities provide cowsay as an option for the MOTD. Making cowsay a requirement for these packages isn't great design, to be honest. – bwDraco Mar 23 '15 at 8:08
  1. Use equivs to generate a dummy cowsay package with higher version.
  2. Install the new dummy pacakge.

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