Re: Bug#6394: dpkg: dselect's treatment of Recommends
email@example.com (Guy Maor) wrote on 02.01.97 in <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> email@example.com (Joey Hess) writes:
> > I suggest that dselect be changed to handle recommends more like it
> > currently handles suggests.
> I don't think that's a good idea. The problem is that recommends is
> being used when suggests would be more appropriate. I expect
> appropriate uses of Recommends to be rare.
Even if it should be rare, it should still be handled more like suggests.
Note that "more like" doesn't mean "exactly like".
I do think that the following scenario can only be considered a bug:
* Go through [S]elect
* Tell dselect to ignore a specific Recommends
* leave [S]elect
* reenter [S]elect because you forgot to select some unrelated package
* dselect again forces you to override that Recommends, even though you
didn't change anything about the packages in question and didn't even
This can't be right. If I made a decision, I don't want a program to try
to circumvent it every chance it gets.
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