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Re: [RFC] DEP-6: Meta-Package debian/control field

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 05:00:35PM +0100, David Paleino wrote:
> However, seems like on IRC we reached kind of a consensus on the fact that 
> metapackages should use Recommends instead of Depends. I plan to do a mass-
> bug filing on this issue sooner or later, just need some time to do it :)

What sense does that have? apt-get install openoffice.org installing
nothing? (Assuming a system has a senseful configuration and has
the recommends-install thing removed? Ok, OOo is a bad example, let's get a
better one:

mysql-server or postgresql. On (minimal as you can get) servers you don't
want to install recommends, and this would break those, too.
(Yes, they are metapackages)


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