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Re: Recommends for metapackages

On 12-07-12 at 10:28am, Abou Al Montacir wrote:
> I'm maintaining a package which upstream delivers as all in one 
> (600MB) and refuses to support splitting. I've split it into 22 
> packages because I know and got requests from users who want to have 
> it in machines with small disks and/or low internet.

I guess you are referring to lazarus.

Oh horror: The meta-package lazarus- forces 70MB of 
documentation down my throat!  That's not freedom of choice, that is 
outragous!  That package should only recommend its dependencies, for 
those 1-2% custom users needing the convenience of the meta-package 
without the burden og that documentation part.

As with any package available in Debian: Just don't install it if you do 
not like what the package does!

It really is that simple!

 - Jonas

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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