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Recommends for metapackages (was: Re: duplicates in the archive)

[ dropping 542095@ ]


On 2012-07-10 15:32, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> 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.

Standards should not depend on implementation details. I see zero
reasons why metapackages are (or should be) specific here. Whatever $it
that gets upgrades wrong should be fixed instead.

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++ GNU/Linux developer, Debian Developer

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