[Ilugc] debian dependency management
- From: mssnlayam@xxxxxxxx (Suriya Narayanan M S)
- Date: Thu Aug 12 22:54:13 2004
On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 10:18:03PM +0530, Sridhar R wrote:
Can I call this as a bug with the 'gnome' meta-package? Why should I
care for epiphany when installing gnome alone. I know gnome-desktop
is necessary for gnome, but I should be able to install epiphany
*only* if I want.
File a bug report if you feel so.
Not everyone can be satisfied. One might prefer the other way. Such a
thing happens in several cases. kde depends on kghostview, etc. which
one might not need. The linux kernel has a module which you might not
need, say vfat. Does it mean that it is a bug?
These meta-packages are offered as a convenience if you would like to
install gnome in a single command. This convenience (they feel and I
feel) is more important than saving disk space and bandwidth by
Don't use Debain/Gentoo/.... Build your own customized distro.
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