autoremoval of deps for some metapackage section packages
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Fri Sep 19 20:08:20 BST 2008
On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 18:39:42 +0100 Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>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.
> <sect id="priorities">
Second, but I do not currently have bzr access (email only at best for the
next week) so someone else will need to commit it.
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