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Re: Dummy packages and metapackages (call for consistency in the descriptions)

On Mon, 31 Oct 2005, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:

The principle of least surprise, and the meaning of "meta" are good enough
reasons for me to never have ANYTHING but debian/control in a meta package.

If the package packages something, it is NOT a meta-package, it is a
package. IMHO anyway.

The meta packages builded by cdd-dev for instance contain data for building
user menus which might override the menu entries of the dependant packages
for the special purpose.  This is definitely something else than
debian/control but sounds to me definitely well placed in this kind of
packages.  Moreover the package might contain extra documentation for
the dependant packages which seems to be reasonable in the meta package

Kind regards



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