Packaging improvements

MadMan2k madman2k at
Thu Jan 19 23:17:48 GMT 2006

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> 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?
I had the dependency auto-removal in mind


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