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Re: Dependencies of meta-pkgs/gnome

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> "Jeremy C. Reed" <> writes:
>> On Thu, 22 Apr 2010, Julio Merino wrote:
>>> and then we create another package (be it gnome-lite, gnome-pkgsrc,
>>> gnome-suggested, gnome-supported, gnome, or whatever) that provides
>>> what *we*, pkgsrc, think is a more reasonable set for our users?
>> That sounds good.
> (sorry for being redundant with previous mail)
> Agreed, but there's a subtle point that out gnome-base(whatever) is not
> about what we think is reasonable for a user to have installed.  It's
> about providing a simple way for a user to install a set of stuff that
> we think many such users will want.  I would expect that most people
> would install gnome-base and then pick a few more things that they
> actually want.  There's no intent to tell people what they should do -
> just "If what you want is basic gnome and a few programs but not
> everything, install gnome-base and then the extra things you want."

Yeah.  But note that this would be a separate package.  We'd keep the
gnome-minimal just as you described and then we would have a separate
package providing more stuff.  Given that these two would be
"home-grown" packages, we'd have one depend on the other.  Both are
not incompatible :-)

Julio Merino

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