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Re: PROPOSED: new package: xinit

On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 09:31:08AM -0500, Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> was heard to say:
> 	2) Anybody who manages to not have the metapackages installed,
> 	   and gets xinit but not xbase-clients, may end up wondering
> 	   where that stuff is, and will file bugs instead of RTFM'ing.

  What about upgrades?  Initial installs probably aren't a problem, but
people upgrading without metapackages will get xbase-clients and not xinit!
(thus preventing them from starting X at all, at least using the common

  The usual way to handle this problem would be to make xbase-clients a dummy
package which depends on the "xinit" package and xbase-clients - xinit
(could be called, eg, xbase-clients-nonessential?)
  The rest of your proposal looks like you're against this solution, though.


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