Re: Gnome 2.10 going in to etch today
On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 09:46:56PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On 9/12/05, H. S. <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Neither can I. gnomeo-desktop-environment depends upon sound-juicer >
> > 2.10.1. And such a sound-juicer doesn't exist in Debian Testing at present.
> And this begs the question, why does gnome-desktop-environment
> *depend* on something like sound-juicer?
Because the whole reason the "gnome-desktop-environment" *meta-package*
exists is to give you a complete Gnome. Not Gnome minus whatever *this*
cluebie doesn't like, whatever *that* cluebie doesn't like, etc.
If you don't like what the meta-package installs, don't use the
gods-be-damned thing. Install one of the sub-packages, install whatever
parts of Gnome float your boat. The dependencies of the meta-package tell
you what they all are.
Oh, wait... that would mean you'd actually have a clue about what testing
is, wouldn't it?
> Shouldn't that be a "recommends"?
> What if I prefer to use a different CD ripping app?
Then do so. Isn't choice wonderful?
> Why should I *have* to install sound-juicer?
You don't. See above.
> And this same question applies to a lot of other packages. Often if I
> try to upgrade a bunch of stuff, ...
<snip OP describing his misunderstanding of how updates work>
Why don't you just stick to stable, huh?
Marc Wilson | Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will
firstname.lastname@example.org | take care of themselves. -- Lazarus Long