Re: Recommends for metapackages
]] Russ Allbery
> I would usually just install gnome-core once on a new system, unmarkauto
> the leaf packages, and then purge gnome-core and network-manager.
> Unfortunately, the drawback of that is that if gnome-core later adds new
> packages, I don't pick them up by default.
Due to those drawbacks, I've wondered why people don't just disable
NetworkManager on their system instead of bothering with workarounds
like the above or dpkg -P --force-depends and similar.
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are