Re: Why does Debian default to Gnome?
David Kirchner writes:
> Or, better yet, modified so that removing an application doesn't cause
> the user to be presented with the scary demand that they also remove
I know of no way to do that with the present dependancy mechanism.
> I'm not too familiar with the packages, but I understand there's an
> "optional" type as opposed to a "required" type.
There are 'required', 'important', 'standard', 'optional', and 'extra'
priorities. Gnome is 'optional'. See debian-policy.
> If Evolution was "optional" would it force the user to confirm removing
> gnome as well?
Evolution is also 'optional', but that doesn't help. Priorities don't do
what you want them to. They are mostly just administrative classes.