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Re: Dependencies of metapackages

Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> (30/08/2011):
> 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 was never said *all* meta packages are using Depends (at least not
AFAIR, and not in what your quoted).

I suggest you pick random common examples: gnome-desktop-environment
(or gnome), xfce4, lxde, xorg, firmware-linux, r-recommended, etc.


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