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Re: Git has too many freaking dependencies



On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Adam Jackson <ajackson redhat com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 18:36 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>  > Le vendredi 15 février 2008 à 11:13 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy a écrit :
>  >
>  > > Before I go and submit a bug, I would like to ask why git requires
>  > > that i install so many dependencies?
>  >
>  > Because git is not git, git is a metapackage.
>  > Welcome to metapackage hell.
>
>  Is it insane to propose that metapackages must be explicitly named as
>  such?


I was thinking similarly as I read through this thread. I would have
just tried `yum install git` myself. Considering that I think I know
what git is, and that it was found by yum, I would have no reason to
`yum info git` first.



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