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Re: Recommends for metapackages

Dnia 2012-07-12, czw o godzinie 15:46 +0200, Gergely Nagy pisze:
> Tomasz Rybak <tomasz.rybak@post.pl> writes:
> > At first I thought it was a joke. But no, you really suggest that
> > everyone who wants to have up-to-date desktop environment
> > but without few packages (e.g. N-M or GDM) needs to create own package,
> > own local repository, and looks into it every time there is upgrade
> > to keep it current? And this is supposed to be simple?
> Please read the rest of the mail, and the rest of the thread, where I
> explain that Recommends gets you into the same manual bookeeping
> situation anyway.

I might be misunderstanding situation with dependencies here then.

Let's assume that I have set my system to install recommended
packages by default and I try install "gnome" package.
It has some packages in Depends, some in Recommends.
If it has N-M in Recommends, I can unselect it during installation.
This will result with my system having gnome with all its dependencies
and recommendation installed except for N-M.
Then some time later during upgrade it'll upgrade all packages
but will not install N-M; at the same time it'll install
new package that was added to Recommends in that new version.
It this correct description of apt behaviour, or have
I misunderstood something?

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