Re: [Fwd: major problem with gnome-games dependency]
"Arthur H. Edwards" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> First, we don't play the games, but they are inventoried, and they can't
> be there. Second, I can, indeed, remove gnome and re-install individual
> packages and waste a fair amount of time. Government computers are a
> fairly large group and I would think that you might want to facilitate
> the use of Linux and of Debian on them by swapping the dependency. If
> not you will be telling each of us to embark on a Rube Goldberg
> installation process.
Removing the "gnome" package does not cause you to remove the
individual packages it depended on.
Swapping the dependency is wrong; gnome-games does not depend on all
The purpose of the "gnome" package is just to be a placeholder for
"all gnome-related packages". Deleting that package does not delete
the individual packages that it depended on.