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

Rene Engelhard wrote:

> 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)

Go tell this to people on IRC ;)

They've been saying that my "auto-recommends off, but I want working 
metapackages" configuration is insane! :P

That's why I wanted to propose a Meta-Depends (or whatever we call that), 
that must only be used by metapackages, and works like Recommends, but is 
not configurable.


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