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Re: Bug#99835: seemingly useless and ill-conceived "meta" packages

Previously Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> meta-magicfilter installs magicfilter and all filters it need. 
> Magicfilter is usable without them installed and thats why it doesn't
> require them.

So use recommends or suggests, that is what they are there for.
Inventing new approaches like extra packages to work around tools
that don't bother to handle those is silly.


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