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Re: Bug#681834: network-manager, gnome, Recommends vs Depends

On Martes, 17 de julio de 2012 16:39:47 Bdale Garbee wrote:
> Gergely Nagy <algernon@balabit.hu> writes:
> > How about a solution suggested earlier on debian-devel@? At least one of
> > 
> > the Gnome maintainers showed interest in something like this:
> >   * Introduce a gnome-minimal (or any other, more suitable name, really)
> >   
> >     meta package, that depends on a subset of what gnome-core depends
> >     now (and which would not include n-m). And gnome-core would depend
> >     on this + additional stuff.
> > 
> > With this, the major complaint (n-m) is solved, policy does not have to
> > change, nor do we need to overrule any maintainers.
> As a resolution to the specific issue at hand, I think I'd find this
> acceptable.  However, it feels like a more disruptive change than just
> flipping the Depends in question to Recommends, so I'm not immediately
> convinced it's a *better* choice.
Core to the issue here is that the n-m Depends gets forced even into users 
that wants the whole platform, that is, the 'gnome' package.

Not trying to influence the ctte, but just to make clear that, for some users, 
it is desirable to have the whole Gnome platform with (e.g.) wicd or even 
manual network control.


Noel Torres
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