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Re: Bug#438665: Orphaned packages with quite some users

Bart Samwel schrieb:
> Joey Hess wrote:
>> Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>>> The problem is not so much on manually installed package but on initial
>>> installation. I'm not sure what would get installed via the laptop
>>> task if
>>> we made that a Recommends...
>> d-i can't afford to install recommends by default (best way to change
>> that is to make all uses of recommends sane to be installed by default).
>> So the laptop task would need to track and list the recommends. Doing
>> something smarter like only installing given recommends on laptop
>> hardware that can use them would also be an option.
> I wouldn't mind having the packages installed in the laptop task if that
> fixes it. However, the laptop task currently uses the task-fields

Given that acpi-support is going to be deprecated in favor of
pm-utils/hal [1] I'd rather see acpi-support removed from the
laptop-task completely.

@joeyh: do you prefer a bug against tasksel to track this issue?


[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PMUtilsSpec
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