[Bug 226612] Re: Please provide meta package to install boinc-client and boinc-manager (boinc-manager confuses new users)
nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 17:17:22 UTC 2008
The client shouldn't depend on the manager. It can be run on headless
The manager shouldn't depend on the client, for the same reason X apps
depend on X libraries but not on an X server: it's an uncommon but
completely valid use case to install only the manager on a computer, for
the purpose of controlling BOINC clients remotely.
The client currently suggests the manager, and the manager recommends
the client. If I remember correctly the definition of "suggests" and
"recommends", this setup seems perfect. However, many APT frontends
don't automatically install recommended packages, or at least not by
default (need a setting change).
So I agree: the best way is a "boinc" meta-package that Depends: boinc-
Please provide meta package to install boinc-client and boinc-manager (boinc-manager confuses new users)
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