Re: apt-get deprecated?
On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 04:31:59PM -0600, Monique Y. Mudama wrote:
> On 2005-05-03, Brian Nelson penned:
> > "Monique Y. Mudama" <email@example.com> writes:
> >> Ah, yes. I've run into that kind of obnoxiousness before.
> >> I think the "right" thing to do here would be to mark all the
> >> kde-related packages as being "manually" installed, or at least
> >> some key subset. AIUI, that will promote them to first-class
> >> citizens of aptitude-land. But when I ran into the problem, I
> >> don't think I knew about that.
> > The right thing to do is to kill the huge meta-packages like 'kde'
> > since they are an ugly kludge and an abuse of the packaging system.
> Are you saying that tasks in general are an abuse of the packaging
No, tasks are fine. If 'kde' were a task and not a meta-package there
wouldn't be so many problems with it.
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