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Re: apt-get deprecated?

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 04:31:59PM -0600, Monique Y. Mudama wrote:
> On 2005-05-03, Brian Nelson penned:
> > "Monique Y. Mudama" <spam@bounceswoosh.org> writes:
> >
> >> Ah, yes.  I've run into that kind of obnoxiousness before.
> >>
> >> I think the "right" thing to do here would be to mark all the
> >> kde-related packages as being "manually" installed, or at least
> >> some key subset.  AIUI, that will promote them to first-class
> >> citizens of aptitude-land.  But when I ran into the problem, I
> >> don't think I knew about that.
> >
> > The right thing to do is to kill the huge meta-packages like 'kde'
> > since they are an ugly kludge and an abuse of the packaging system.
> Are you saying that tasks in general are an abuse of the packaging
> system?

No, tasks are fine.  If 'kde' were a task and not a meta-package there
wouldn't be so many problems with it.

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pretend to like each other.

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