ubuntu-desktop metapackage?

Scott James Remnant scott at canonical.com
Fri Sep 24 10:07:04 CDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 01:05 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 01:42:58PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > - Add a script to ubuntu-base, of the sort which would be used as part of
> >   the woody->warty upgrade process, which lets the user say "give me the
> >   current ubuntu desktop stuff", and does so
> > 
> The problem about the second is that when people try to remove a single
> package that's in Desktop, their package manager tells them "removing
> ubuntu-desktop as well", and they panic. This happens a lot with
> metapackages in Debian, and it's one of the reasons Task: headers were
> invented instead.
The problem with the first solution is Tasks don't take into account
Provides ... so every time I try and do this:

>   #! /bin/sh
>   aptitude install '~tubuntu-desktop'
My system tries to remove emacs21-nox in favour of emacs21.

Scott James Remnant
scott at canonical.com
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