Re: laptop "metapackage"
>> I am saying that it has no special importance for laptops. If we go down the
>> track of dragging everything that is needed for a laptop then we'll soon have
>> things like bash included which IMHO is not the aim. The aim is to list all
>> things that are laptop specific or that have a special need in laptops.
>I totally understand that fear, I've had the same thoughts.
I was wrong though.
>> You install hdparm if you want to tune your hard drive(s) for maximum
>> performance. It doesn't matter if you have a desktop or a laptop. If you
>> choose not to install hdparm on your desktop then you probably shouldn't be
>> forced to install it on your laptop.
>The reason I suggested it is that I don't use hdparm for tuning my hard-drive
>for performance, only for setting it to shut down after 30 seconds of
I didn't realise that it had this capability. It should be made part of the
standard dependencies then.