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Re: stupid idea - metapackages

On Wed, May 19, 1999 at 04:40:14PM -0500, Oleg Krivosheev wrote:
> looking into GNOME i got some (maybe stupid) idea:
> what about creating empty packages only to satisfy dependancies and
> be able to install loosy related set of packages. Metapackage
> seems to be the right name for such creature ;)
> for example wmaker_gnome.deb will depends on full GNOME+wmaker,
> E_gnome.deb will install E+GNOME, 
> http_ftp_dns_server.deb will set up apache/wuftp/dns etc.
> i.e. you should be able to pick one-two metapackage and
> let apt do the dirty job for setting things up
> sorry if it was discussed before...

People already thought of that :) it was discussed on -gtk-gnome list,
and I think someone is just about ready to do it.

enJoy -*/\*- http://jagor.srce.hr/~jrodin/

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