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

On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 03:35:19PM -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> This property of metapackages has always irked me.  If I install gnome
> and then remove gnome-games, I won't automatically benefit in the next
> release from any other goodies the gnome maintainers have added to
> "gnome" package.

There was a similar problem with task- metapackages in potato -- if any
package in the task became unreleasable, the whole task would too. We
fixed this by moving from metapackages to fields in the Packages.gz
file. There's no reason why a similar solution can't be used to achieve
the sort of behaviour you want. In fact, the debtags "Tag:" fields may
already be suitable for that.


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