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Re: Bug#857508: ITP: gnome-games-app -- Game browser and launcher for GNOME

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 2:56 AM, Evgeni Golov <evgeni@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 09:51:03PM -0500, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
>> we created the metapackage for upgrades and convenience.
> Why not retire the gnome-games metapackage if it was only for upgrades?

Sorry, I was unclear in my original email, but you missed the second
part: it's a convenient way to install most or all of the "simple"
GNOME games, some of which were never even in the original gnome-games
binary package.

> As far as I can see it, the real package is in wheezy, and since jessie
> we have the transitional one. Same will apply for stretch. And for buster
> you can safely drop it and re-introduce the real app under that name?

Several packages depend on the gnome-games metapackage and it's not
practical to change all of them this late in the stretch Freeze. The
best that could be done would be to make it a transitional package for
stretch. Remove it for buster and then re-use the name in buster+1.

But I don't think it's worth it.

You can do like I did and complain to the developer for re-using the
name if you want. And then move on, if the arguments don't work. (It's
still not packaged in many distros and I wouldn't mind renaming it in

Jeremy Bicha