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Old 07-18-2012, 11:07 PM
Ian Jackson
 
Default duplicates in the archive

Ian Jackson writes ("Re: duplicates in the archive"):
> Josselin Mouette writes ("Re: duplicates in the archive"):
> > Le mardi 10 juillet 2012 à 17:38 +0900, Miles Bader a écrit :
> > > What's wrong with Recommends: in that case? It seems to perfectly
> > > match the "makes life easier for <common but not universal use-case
> > > XXX>" scenario you describe.
> >
> > Recommends is wrong for metapackages because it gets upgrades very
> > wrong. This is why it is used very marginally.
>
> Could you please explain this in more detail in the specific case of
> gnome-core and network-manager ? I'm not sure I understand the
> problem.

In particular I've just read the message from Adam Borowski replying
to you, which I will bounce to the TC list. Is Adam wrong ?

Thanks,
Ian.


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