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Re: Recommends for metapackages

On Ma, 10 iul 12, 22:07:10, Eugene V. Lyubimkin wrote:
> ... And I disagree with that. No solution can override policy's "all
> Depends must be satisfied". If one choose to support the "exclude from
> metapackage" one either has to change the policy, remove packages from
> Depends or use non-stock metapackage (which I personally don't like).

One solution proposed some time ago was to have package managers mark 
packages depended on as manually installed, whenever the user choses to 
uninstall only one package depended by meta-pacakge.

IMVHO Recommends makes more sense for packages that are not strictly 
required, but maybe package managers should gain a 
"Install-New-Recommends" option defaulting to true?

Kind regards,
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