Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at
Mon Sep 26 04:16:05 CDT 2005

Hi all,

The apt/dpkg system allows for the nice construction of metapackages,
which in Ubuntu is used at a few places already (linux-*, ubuntu-*
e.a.), but imho it's used far too little. Metapackages can make
installing software suites so much easier, we could be able to
'eliminate' all mp3 questions by putting ubuntu-multimedia-gnome and
ubuntu-multimedia-kde packages in multiverse. Installing a LAMP setup
(very popular among relatively new users) is made simple by an
ubuntu-lamp package in universe.

I have made a few of these packages (which are definitely not good
enough to be included, but merely serve as examples) at . Is there any reason not to adopt such a

Dennis K.
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