Re: Recommends for metapackages
Le mercredi 11 juillet 2012 à 19:17 +0100, Noel David Torres Taño a
> So a meta-package is "just" a way of installing things together, and a
> lot more. But from those things, only dependencies should be Depends,
> and software that improves the collection should be Recommends. In
> this particular case, N-M improves gnome but it is not needed at all.
By the same view, totem improves GNOME, but it is not needed at all.
Gcalctool improves GNOME, but it is not needed at all.
Here’s the point: those packages are *part* of GNOME. And that includes
If you want only the required components, install gnome-session.
Everything else is “improvement”.
.''`. Josselin Mouette
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