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Re: [Fwd: major problem with gnome-games dependency]

On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 12:10:22PM -0600, Arthur H. Edwards wrote:
> I work at a government laboratory where computer games are prohibited. I 
> also use the gnome desktop. When I try to remove gnome-games apt wanst 
> to remove gnome because gnome depends on gnome-games. This is really a 
> show-stopper for government use of Linux. Also, I would think that the 
> dependency should work the other way: gnome-games should depend on gnome.

I've always wanted apt to be able to distinguish between a task and a
metapackage; something like “I want GNOME, but without the games and
Evolution, please”...

Would it help having our metapackages use all Recommends instead of Depends?

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