Metapackages (was Re: Debian Weekly News - September 14th, 1999)
>>>>> "JH" == Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
JH> * The long awaited redesign of the installation profiles has
JH> begun. Now there are "metapackages"; packages that depend on a
JH> group of packages that relate to a common activity, like playing
JH> games or developing C programs. Martin Bialasinski posted a
JH> request for help coming up with lists of packages for each
Being able to select several packages by selecting a metapackage is
very nice, but how will uninstallation be handled ? Will you be able
to uninstall all the packages of a metapackage in one step ?
It would also be nice to be able to select the packages one by one,
thus providing a new way to hierarchise packages without messing with
the old directory structure of the distributions. Is this planned ?