Excessive package interdependency

Jeremy Katz 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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