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Re: [Synaptic-devel] Synaptic in the press

From: Sebastian Heinlein
Subject: Re: [Synaptic-devel] Synaptic in the press
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 13:32:00 +0200

Am Do, den 22.04.2004 um 12:45 Uhr +0200 schrieb Michael Vogt:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 08:57:15AM +0200, Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> > Mainly a review about Conectiva, but a whole page is dedicated to
> > synaptic:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > But what is the difference between a package and a software management
> > tool?
> I don't really know what exactly he is asking for (we might just ask
> him :) but I guess he wants to hide some of the packages that synaptic
> shows right now. Like the lib-packages. I guess the idea is to have
> some "meta-packages" like what we have in debian with gnome-core,
> gnome and display only those. So that you basicly don't have to
> maintain packages but more high-level entities. A bit like debian
> tasksel and (maybe, never used red-carpt) red-carpet channels.

Channels are like repositories in Debian. Just can select which source
should be included.

I think that SuSE has so called "selections".

It is very sad, that we cannot remove meta packages including there
orphaned dependencies at once. Can we recognize meta packages in Debian?

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