On Wednesday 25 April 2012 19:38:00 Brice Goglin wrote:
> How do people feel about this?
It sounds like what you have is a conflict between the policies of
Debian (and hence Ubuntu) and the expectations of RHEL/CentOS users.
Debian Policy is fairly clear on this matter:
# 11.8.1 Providing X support and package priorities
# Programs that can be configured with support for the X Window System
# must be configured to do so and must declare any package
# dependencies necessary to satisfy their runtime requirements when
# using the X Window System. [...]
It says you can split it into a separate package to provide GUI
functionality *only* if the "package is of higher priority than the X
packages on which it depends" (which I suspect is not the usual case).
Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
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