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Bug#667703: Please remove synaptic entirely from task-desktop

Josselin Mouette wrote:
> It should be the role of metapackages to handle which packages are
> installed onto which desktop environment.

This actually depends how close a given desktop environment's definition
of "desktop environment" is to common user expectation of a linux
desktop. For example, none of the DE's include a print server, but a
Debian desktop system should have one.

> The gnome metapackage already pulls synaptic. If we decide one day to
> replace it, it shouldn’t need two changes, one in gnome and one in
> tasksel.

I agree, there is no reason to pull in synaptic twice for gnome.

see shy jo

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