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Re: Recommends for metapackages

On Mi, 11 iul 12, 15:22:32, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> Like I said earlier: script it. I posted a script that can remove any
> number of packages from another's depends line, and echo a control
> file. Updating that to create a local meta-package is a piece of
> cake. Hooking it into apt is also similarly easy, and bingo, you have a
> solution.
> Package it up, create a config file for it, and it's ready to be shipped
> to users. Everyone wins.

IMVHO the defaults should be chosen to be friendly to potentially not so 
knowledgeable users. Using Recommends instead of Depends in metapackages 
would be much more friendly to them, while a more knowledgeable user can 
always just use --install-recommends/--with-recommends if they are 

Kind regards,
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