Unity as depends in ubuntu-desktop (LP: #683833)

Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) jonathan at ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 14 16:10:46 GMT 2010

Hello Martin

On 14/12/10 09:49 AM, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) [2010-12-14  9:25 -0500]:
>> Unity is currently marked as depends in ubuntu-desktop, which
>> edubuntu-desktop depends on. If it were marked as recommends it should
>> allow Edubuntu to ship it and only install it if the user selects it,
>> without negatively affecting anything else.
> How would you do that? Did you disable the installation of recommends
> by default in Edubuntu? Please note that this will cause some subtle
> breakage (we did that in a few OEM projects, and it took quite some
> time to identify the packages which we still needed, and put them back
> into the seeds).

Edubuntu still installs recommends by default. What we do is onflict
against unwanted recommends in the edubuntu-live package so that the
build system won't install it. If a user installs it, the package won't
be removed on upgrades, etc. I guess that's not the ideal solution, but
it's the best solution that was come up with during UDS natty for these
kind of things.


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