autoremoval of deps for some metapackage section packages
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Fri Sep 19 18:39:42 BST 2008
On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 04:32:54PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 08:24:28AM -0700, Jordan Mantha wrote:
> > One thing we probably should do anyway, is document somewhere,
> > Ubuntu Policy perhaps, that packages in the metapackage section are
> > treated differently by APT and how so.
> I'll propose a policy amendment for this shortly.
I hereby propose the following policy amendment. Seconds or objections?
=== modified file 'policy.sgml'
--- policy.sgml 2008-09-16 15:44:15 +0000
+++ policy.sgml 2008-09-19 17:36:08 +0000
@@ -759,6 +759,15 @@
<em>sound</em>, <em>tex</em>, <em>text</em>,
<em>utils</em>, <em>web</em>, <em>x11</em>.
+ Ubuntu: The <em>metapackages</em> section exists for the benefit
+ of package management tools. When removing a package in that
+ section, its dependencies will not be automatically considered for
+ removal by tools which track the distinction between packages that
+ were installed explicitly and packages that were only installed to
+ satisfy dependencies.
Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
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