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Correction regarding the "tomboy / mono in default installation" thingy

Jul 06, 2009, 18:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander "Tolimar" Reichle-Schmehl)

"While it is true, that the gnome-desktop-environment meta package (installs a basic GNOME desktop) is used by much more users than the gnome meta package (installs a complete GNOME desktop) itself, it is not true, that debian-installer (d-i) will install the gnome-desktop-environment package. Well, it is no longer true, but since Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 aka "Lenny" the gnome package will be installed.

"And things start to get a bit more complex: So, d-i will install the "install everything" gnome package by now (and will do so in the future). And this very package used to recommend tomboy. A recommends is a kind of weak dependency; if available (and this feature isn't turned of by the user) a recommended package will be automatically installed. But in contrast to a real dependency, there is no problem in removing a recommended package later."

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