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Re: Please do not unblock gnome-meta just yet

* Julien Cristau (jcristau@debian.org) [120925 18:52]:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 15:51:17 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > As you may be aware, the TC recently overruled the maintainers of the
> > gnome-core metapackage, deciding that the dependency from gnome-core
> > to network-manager should be weakened from Depends to Recommends.
> > (The full TC decision is reproduced below.)
> > 
> > In response to this the maintainers have uploaded a new version of
> > meta-gnome in which the gnome-core package Recommends
> > network-manager-gnome, as required.  However, additionally, they have
> > reintroduced a dependency from gnome to network-manager-gnome, as
> > Depends.  See the changes info, also below.
> > 
> > The Release Team should be aware that our request to unblock the
> > update to meta-gnome implementing the TC decision does not extend to
> > this latter change to meta-gnome.
> > 
> The TC decision didn't say anything about the gnome metapackage AFAICT.

The resolution said:
|   [...] users who have
|   gnome or gnome-core installed but have removed or never installed
|   network-manager will have network-manager installed during an upgrade
|   from squeeze.

|   The Technical Committee believes that this will cause undesireable
|   behavior for upgrades from squeeze

So I think while not explicitly spelling out that there should be no
depends from gnome to n-m, adding one is against the spirit of the


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