request for comments: the meta MATE packages...

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at
Sat May 10 20:24:09 UTC 2014

On 05/10/2014 10:19 PM, Mike Gabriel wrote:
>> Does a similar package exist for the other DEs?
> Not exactly. The "gnome" bin:meta:package [1] for Debian wheezy is full
> of 3rd party deps, but later they got removed again. Haven't looked at
> KDE or other so far.

Right, I wanted to comment on this. The important point here is that
many people have criticized the Debian GNOME maintainers for that
decision. Installing the gnome meta package pulls a ton of quite
unrelated packages which has caused several people filing bug reports.

For example, many users found the fact annoying that installing gnome
resulted in installing Adblock Plus as well.


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