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Re: Recommends for metapackages

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> writes:

> ]] Gergely Nagy 
>> Instead of fighting for Recommends, which would break your system in
>> various interesting ways later on[1], there's a third solution: noone
>> stops anyone from uploading a gnome-minimal package, which depends on
>> gnome-session and a few selected other parts, without n-m.
> I would think it quite rude to trample on the gnome-* namespace unless
> this is well coordinated with the GNOME packagers.  If they're happy
> with it, that's a different situation.

I agree. But from what I've seen so far, it seems to me that it would be
far easier to persuade the relevant people to accept a new meta, than to
downgrade anything to Recommends.

(Also a much better idea than Recommends :)


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