Re: Bug#328423: must be moved from recommeds to suggests
* Florian Weimer [Wed, 02 Nov 2005 11:26:30 +0100]:
> * Luca Capello:
> > I'm in the process of debianize some CL software  and I've the same
> > problem as bug #328423: some extra features of the package needs other
> > packages to be installed, so I don't know if the package should use
> > Suggests or Recommends.
> Use Recommends: if the functionality added by the recommended package
> is not too obscure and it's in the same section. Suggests: is mainly
> a way to bypass the same-section restriction in the policy.
No, not really. There are lots of legitimate use-cases for suggests,
specially if we are trying to encourage the "install recommends by
default" as a default (and sane for normal users) behavior.
Also, just FYI, from http://release.debian.org/etch_rc_policy.txt:
Packages in main cannot require any software outside of main
for execution or compilation.
"Recommends:" lines do not count as requirements.
Not that I agree, but that's what it says at the moment.
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