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Re: Recommends for metapackages

Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> writes:

> Gergely Nagy <algernon@balabit.hu> writes:
>> But, to cut the story short, attached to this mail is a script you can
>> use to take any metapackage, and remove (or demote) any of its
>> dependencies. It echoes a control-file thingy, combining it with equivs
>> is left as an excercise to the reader.
> If I'm not mistaken, that means that the demoted dependency will get
> pulled in again on the next upgrade of the metapackage, or that I have
> to put the metapackage on hold and will loose any demotions and
> promotions of other packages in future metapackage versions.

No, you name the local meta package differently. No need to put it on
hold or anything. If you want to follow the original meta, set things up
so that the local gets updated once in a while.

That's doable with an Apt::Update::Post-Invoke hook, as I believe I said
in the mail above.


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