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Re: Customising Debian install

Le Mon  9/05/2011, Andrew Wood disait
> I dont see why Gnome as a whole depends on Empathy.
> On a separate note, the task selection in the installer governs
> which packages are installed by default.
> If I wanted to make a custom derived distro presumably the first
> point of call (after creating my own repository and copying all the
> stable packages to it) would be modifying the task selector to alter
> what is installed by default?
> But Im a bit perplexed by why Gnome as a whole is dependent on what
> I see as simply user apps on top of Gnome which Gnome should be able
> to function perfectly well without.
> To me the package dependencies here are screwed? Removing an IM
> client or a web browser shouldnt cause the whole desktop environment
> to be removed too.

gnome is not a real package, but a meta package depending on (almost) all 
gnome components in order to allow installation with a single command.

But if you remove one of the component, you break the dependency of the meta 
package thus it is removed, then other components registered as automatically 
installed, are not needed by the metapackage anymore, and thus are removed.


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