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Re: Banning installation of particular packages
Le 06/05/12 21:27, Aleksey Cheusov a écrit :
On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 9:58 PM, matthew
I'm not sure how you could deny build/install of packages if they
explicitly required cups, though.
Debian Linux has three levels of dependencies: requires (must be installed),
recommends and suggests. I believe we can easily do the same in pkgsrc.
In a long run this would be a good feature.
Please, don't. The recommends/suggests started to be a pain to manage
once it moved to aptitude and its "default recommends" attitude. You end
up installing buckloads of packages which you have to maintain
afterwards (both as a user and maintainer PoV).
All my Debian installations end up with "Install-Recommends false"
nowadays. I mean, installing apache ends up suggesting a web browser and
pulls in X.org and half gnome. Nice suggestion.
Two levels is probably welcome (requirements + recommendations), and
stick to reasonable proportions. KISS.
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