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Bug#484129: release.debian.org: packages in tasks should be fixed in priority and removed in last resort after discussion

Pierre Habouzit wrote:
>   Well in your list, there are several intersting examples. lv for
> example, has many replacements. That may not have all the features of
> lv, but that are a decent replacement. Moreover lv isn't _that_ known,
> and if this task doesn't install lv, noone will be hurt. OTOH of course,
> we won't remove xfce4.

In the specific example of lv, if you remove it from testing, tasksel
will decide not to use the japanese tasks.

>   Usually those non explicit goals depends upon meta-packages like
> kde-core/kde/gnome/xfce4/... And we trust maintainers of those
> meta-packages to provide dependencies on the really hot stuff.

No, as I've already demonstrated, it's much more complicated than that,
and removal of lots of leaf packages that you may not consider important
at all can affect tasksel and the installer in various ways.

see shy jo

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