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Re: Dependencies of metapackages

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 04:40:30PM +0100, Wolodja Wentland wrote:
> is there a specific reason why metapackages depend rather then recommend
> packages they are meant to pull in?

The statement that metapackages depend from packages is not true in
general.  A counter example are those metapackages which are created
using the Blends framework (blends-dev).  It does not use Depends but
rather Recommends and Suggests - basically for the reasons you are
criticising in your mail.
Kind regards



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