Subject: Re: Splitting the gnome2 meta package
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/24/2004 19:20:23
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On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 19:15:22 +0100
"Julio M. Merino Vidal" <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I liked the split of the xfce4 meta-pkg in two parts, so I'm thinking about
> doing the same for the gnome2 meta-pkg.  I will do the following, if no one
> objects:
> - Add a gnome-base meta-pkg that depends on basic gnome stuff.  This means
>   the session manager, the window manager, the contol center, the terminal,
>   the help viewer (yelp), the file manager (nautilus) and maybe something
>   else I forget about now.

Don't forget to add here sysutils/gnome2-system-monitor.

> - Modify the actual gnome2 package to depend on gnome-base (so that we get
>   all the stuff above) and install everything else that it already includes.
> - Add a gnome-extras package that depends on several other things that are
>   not directly related to gnome but are commonly used together it.  This
>   includes gaim, gqview-devel, rhythmbox, evolution, xchat, pan, and
>   probably others.

Nice! :-)

Juan RP <>

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