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Re: Recommends for metapackages

On 12-07-10 at 08:16pm, Noel David Torres Taño wrote:
> > "Eugene V. Lyubimkin" <jackyf@debian.org> writes:
> [...]
> > 
> > Well, in case of GNOME, upstream considers n-m to be part of the 
> > core system, to the best of my knowledge. If upstream does so, so 
> > should we.
> No. That's why we have our own distribution instead of just a 
> collection of unpatched packages compiled from source.
> Debian patches do not only include security or functionality bugs. 
> They include also design bugs.

...and our own distribution consist of multiple packages, some of which 
may happen to match upstream.

It is a feature (which each user is free to avoid by not using it!) for 
Debian to include a meta-package that pulls in that eeeevil n-m, not a 

 - Jonas

...who dislikes GNOME and network-manager but sometimes use the latter

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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