Re: RFS: libiwtan
On 2/27/11, Marco Cornolti <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 27/02/2011 20:12, Sune Vuorela wrote:
>> well.. who needs a library? the apps dependencies should be enough to
>> keep things updated.
> That's right. So are meta-packages only needed when there is the need of
> installing multiple packages?
They're useful when the user wants to always have the latest version.
I have emacs23, and the emacs metapackage to automatically replace it
when emacs24 comes out. But when a new version of a library comes out
I don't care to install it unless I have an application that uses it,
so I want to wait for some app's dependency to pull it in.
(If I'm *writing* an application that I want to use the latest
version, I'll have libfoo-dev installed anyway.)