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Re: Recommends for metapackages

On 12-07-11 at 10:45am, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> On Mi, 11 iul 12, 09:10:12, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > A meta-package has no functionalirty beyond pulling in packages, so 
> > there is no loss to the resulting system other than lack of its sole 
> > feature.
> IMVHO a feature almost as important is to remove a set of packages.

The feature of _removing_ a set of packages: "aptitude remove ..."

The feature of _ensuring_ a set of packages is not installed: Make a 
meta-package that conflicts with the packages.

The feature of _allowing a subset of packages to be removed that was 
_ensured_ to be installed: Impossible without defeating the feature of 
_ensuring_ those same package are installed.

 - Jonas

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