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Re: duplicates in the archive

Le mardi 10 juillet 2012 à 17:38 +0900, Miles Bader a écrit : 
> What's wrong with Recommends: in that case?  It seems to perfectly
> match the "makes life easier for <common but not universal use-case
> XXX>" scenario you describe.

Recommends is wrong for metapackages because it gets upgrades very
wrong. This is why it is used very marginally.

> A hard package-dependency in a case like this, when there isn't
> actually any hard functional dependency, and there are issues with the
> depended-upon package, are decidedly user-unfriendly.

It is unfriendly to the extreme minority of users who want a specific
selection of packages rather than the default metapackages.

Accidentally these are the users who also have the ability to make their
own package selection.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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