[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#827562: Bug#827562: task-xfce-desktop: Depends on light-locker Should Be Recommends

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Mon Jun 20 11:54:15 UTC 2016

On Sun, 2016-06-19 at 14:35 -0700, Leo L. Schwab wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 11:24:13AM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > So yes, we *want* light-locker in the default Debian Xfce desktop. But that
> > doesn't mean you can't use something else with the Xfce desktop environment
> > under debian: just remove light-locker. Yes, it'll remove task-xfce-desktop
> > (except that I've never seen it installed after a standard installer run, but
> > I don't do that very often either), but task-xfce-desktop is just a
> > metapackage anyway.
> > 
> > I hope the position is clearer now?
> > 
> 	Your position is entirely clear and reasonable.  It's the
> implementation I'm having trouble with.
> 	When you install task-xfce-desktop, from a dependency standpoint, it
> becomes the "parent" of all things XFCE -- the task is marked as manually
> installed; its dependencies are marked as automatically installed,

That's no longer the case.  APT does not to do this when the depending
package is in section 'metapackages' or 'oldlibs'.


Ben Hutchings
Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together.

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