Re: What's the best way to safely remove kde apps?
* Curt Howland [Sat, 19 Feb 2005 08:12:57 -0500]:
> The difficulty is that rather than "suggests" or "recommends", the KDE
> global metapackage(s) "depends" on many of the unnecessary KDE
> applications not just the real core apps, and the core apps "depends"
> on the metapackage.
> That's why the attempt to remove the application caused such a cascade
> of removals. I do not believe that aptitude is going to make any
> functional difference. Until we can urge a change in the dependency
> levels, I believe this question will come up over and over again.
Yes. There was a bit of discussion about this in Bug#293246, and we
will try to address this problem post-Sarge. One possible solution
(the most straightforward, but which has serious inconvenients) would
be to make metapackages use the Recommends field, instead of Depends
(as you said).
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