[HEADSUP] Base category

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Dec 9 21:46:00 GMT 2014

On 12/9/2014 2:52 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Dec  9 14:10, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 12/9/2014 12:48 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> Come to think of it.  When exactly do we want to allow installing
>>> packages without also installing the deps?  How much sense does
>>> this option really have?
>> I've had occasion to do this when testing/debugging.  And I can imagine
>> experienced users who correctly know that they can safely ignore some
>> dependencies.  So I wouldn't want it to be impossible.  But maybe we can
>> arrange it so that dependencies are installed by default, without a dialog,
>> unless the user has explicitly requested the contrary.
>> For example, there could be a checkbox on an early screen saying something
>> like, "For each selected package, install all of its dependencies
>> (RECOMMENDED)".  The box would of course be checked by default.
> Apart from the Base packages thingy which was my reason to start this
> thread, the dialog as such isn't bad.  It's pretty much the same thing
> as on Fedora (let's say, KDE's Apper), even more detailed.
> What about just not showing the "Select required packages (RECOMMEND)"
> check-box, unless you use a certain command line option?

That sounds good.  Maybe --show-deps?


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