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Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 15:24:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Joshua Daniel Franklin <joshuadfranklin AT yahoo DOT com>
Subject: Re: more and base
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> 1) metapackages: empty packages that merely require 27 others === the 
> 'standard' install package, then the 'development' install package, etc
>    --> single 'point of control'.  To add a new package to the 
> 'development' metapackage, you merely update its requirements: line. 
> Thus, 'development' = the set of packages and their dependencies as 
> listed in the development/setup.hint file.

Since this would work, and (if I understand it correctly) not require any 
changes to setup.exe, could we start using it now?
At least temporarily? 
It seems this would help the "more and base" controversy.

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