Re: Please do not unblock gnome-meta just yet
* Julien Cristau (firstname.lastname@example.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