Re: removing sound-juicer
On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 04:16:02PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 10:30:33PM +0000, John K Masters wrote:
> [... typical panic about removing gnome-desktop-environment ...]
> > Just a thought. Being informed that gnome-desktop-environment is being
> > removed would tend to scare the pants off most people, me included.
> > Would it not be better to call these meta-packages something like
> > gnome-desktop-environment-meta or
> > important-sounding-package-safetoremove. Just my 0.03 euros worth.
> well, that's not a bad idea except... if you installed it with a
> "removes-dependencies-automatically" package manager like aptitude,
> its not necessarily safe to remove...
If I understand the meta-package concept right, the meta-package
depends on the real packages, but nothing depends on the
meta-package. Removing it would therefore have no side-effects.
Or have I got it wrong?
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