Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:25 UTC
Debian and its clones Well, this is interesting. We already have a Mono item ruffling some feathers on OSNews today, but here we have the apparent news that Tomboy has become a default part of GNOME on Squeeze, the next release of Debian. Wait, what now? Update: I've updated the article with Fedora's position in all this. Read on! Update II: Josselin Mouette replies.
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MamiyaOtaru
Member since:
2005-11-11

But, I come from Mandriva where I can "urpmi konsole" and get only what is needed for KDE to push Konsole. The everything KDE (or Gnome) as a dependency of KDE (or Gnome) really turns me off as a result.


So
apt-get install konsole
instead of
apt-get install kde
problem solved. kde is a metapackage. If you don't want the whole thing, don't install the metapackage. Install the parts you want.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Although I'll aptitude it in, that's exactly what I'm trying to do and was sure that last time I had a go at a desktop install the metapackage got pulled as a dependency of the single package I'd asked for. My notebook is coming up for rebuild now that Lenny and 2009.1 are both out though so it's time to test again and see; be nice to run the same distro on the admin workstation as on the servers.

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