[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 19:50:33 UTC 2016

On Mon, 2016-06-20 at 12:15 -0700, Leo L. Schwab wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 12:54:15PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Sun, 2016-06-19 at 14:35 -0700, Leo L. Schwab wrote:
> > > 	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'.
> > 
> 	Cool; I didn't know that.  (Where's that written down?)

It only seems to be documented in the changelog.

The behaviour is controlled by the APT::Never-MarkAuto-Sections and
APT::Move-Autobit-Sections variables, but those aren't documented in

> 	task-xfce-desktop is in the section 'tasks'.  Do the same rules
> apply there?

Ah, I had assumed tasks were in 'metapackages'.  This ought to apply to
'tasks' too, but doesn't.


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