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[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#660453: closed by Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org> (Re: Bug#660453: Bug#660453: xfce4-goodies - remove squeeze from dependencies)

Which part of "I realize this is a convenience meta-package but even
such packages should not
force deprecated broken stuff on users, otherwise it is not really so
much convenient any more." has been missed here? And what exactly
changed here since the reply on 19 Feb 2012? Because the reasoning for
WONTFIX makes absolutely no sense. The package introduces dependencies
on highly broken system stuff such as hal. One would think reasonable
distributions would even have policies against such packages. And then
you say you want to "provide applications to users which might not
already know them." - you want to provide users with broken things
depending on even more broken things as a "convenience"? Huh.

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> 660453: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=660453
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> From: Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>

> The metapackage is here to provide applications to users which might not
> already know them. It's merely an indication of the whole Xfce desktop
> environment. Nobody forces you to use it. Although they might be buggy,
> they're still useful, so I don't see a need to remove it from the
> metapackage. After all, nobody forces you to use it. And if you don't
> even want it on your system, remove xfce4-goodies metapackage, it
> doesn't provide anything else than dependencies anyway.
> Regards,
> --
> Yves-Alexis

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