Subject: Removing gnome-extras
To: None <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/04/2005 15:34:30
Hi all,

I really doubt anybody is using the gnome-extras meta-package.  So, unless
I hear any objections, I'll be removing it soon.

It initially added with the purpose to install GNOME plus a lot of other
GNOME related packages (and, BTW, it is missing a lot of them).  But
what's the point?  None; it's a very personal choice to decide what to

Some time ago, I thought it could be useful for live cds, but the contents
don't fit a CD properly.  However, it might be of some use for live dvds,
but even there, the same problem arises (very personal choice).

Therefore there is no point in keeping it.


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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