On Mon, 2016-06-20 at 12:15 -0700, Leo L. Schwab wrote: > On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 12:54:15PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote: > > On Sun, 2016-06-19 at 14:35 -0700, Leo L. Schwab wrote: > > > When you install task-xfce-desktop, from a dependency standpoint, it > > > becomes the "parent" of all things XFCE -- the task is marked as manually > > > installed; its dependencies are marked as automatically installed, > > [...] > > > > That's no longer the case. APT does not to do this when the depending > > package is in section 'metapackages' or 'oldlibs'. > > > Cool; I didn't know that. (Where's that written down?) It only seems to be documented in the changelog. The behaviour is controlled by the APT::Never-MarkAuto-Sections and APT::Move-Autobit-Sections variables, but those aren't documented in apt.conf(5). > task-xfce-desktop is in the section 'tasks'. Do the same rules > apply there? Ah, I had assumed tasks were in 'metapackages'. This ought to apply to 'tasks' too, but doesn't. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together.
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