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.