Excessive package interdependency
katzj at redhat.com
Thu Dec 18 21:56:54 UTC 2003
On Thu, 2003-12-18 at 15:42 -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> I know the "virtual package" idea has been tossed around before. I
> think it is a good idea; it handles this without additional software or
> config files or anything.
No it doesn't. Because people are now complaining that they have GNOME
with nautilus-cd-burner -- so they end up having to remove the GNOME
metapackage to remove nautilus-cd-burner and then they lose every
benefit of having it. It works just as poorly as dependencies and is
far less fine-grained which makes it far inferior in my opinion.
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