Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> (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. Mraw, KiBi.
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