Packaging improvements

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Jan 19 22:15:31 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 10:50:24PM +0100, MadMan2k wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >>So why not doing it right from the start and giving the user the ability 
> >>to create his own metapackages.
> >
> >Users are free to create their own metapackages.
> I actually had an easy UI in mind.
> Something like a "record packages"/ "save recorded packages" option in 
> synaptic, which would generate an appropriate metapackage.
> But when I think a bit more about it, it should be already possible and 
> I should rather file a bug against synaptic for it...

Synaptic already does this in a better way, see the File menu.

There's no reason to create a metapackage; why spit out a .deb when the user
can already copy package selections from one place to another?

 - mdz

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