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Re: Preinstalled package manager(s) for PCs (wheezy)

Jon Dowland <jmtd@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 02:30:37PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Shouldn't there rather be a base-desktop that both KDE-desktop and
>> GNOME-desktop depend on? A meta package that depends on everything any
>> desktop should have.
> I'm not sure if that's the right direction of dependency, conceptually.
> The philosophy of (at least) the GNOME metapackages is (I think: but I
> am not (yet) a Debian/GNOME team member) that they provide what upstream
> GNOME provides.  So depending on a 'base-desktop' package would work
> against that philosophy.
> (It might turn out to be the most pragmatic thing to do.)

Gnome-desktop, not gnome. Gnome-desktop would depend on base-deskop and
gnome and maybe a few more gnome-ish things that aren't in gnome.


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