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Re: Recommends for metapackages

Le vendredi 13 juillet 2012 à 07:27 +0200, Tollef Fog Heen a écrit : 
> ]] 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.

FWIW, I’m not opposed to a new “gnome-minimal” metapackage if some
people deem it useful (although I remain unconvinced), but in the
meta-gnome3 source. I still don’t get what you would put in it except

I’ve been seriously unimpressed by alternate metapackages effort such as
brdesktop-gnome, which always end up with obsolete or wrong

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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