Re: loosing dependencies
On Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 02:01:51AM +0600, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
> Currently, the `fortunes' package depends on either
> `fortune-mod' or `fortune-min':
> $ apt-cache show fortunes
> Package: fortunes
> Source: fortune-mod
> Version: 1:1.99.1-3
> Provides: fortune-cookie-db
> Depends: fortune-mod (>= 9708-12), fortunes-min
> Does it make sense, provided that the fortune files may as well
> be read by M-x fortune in Emacs, or even by a plain `less'?
Probably not, it seems to me that you are right, and that this dependency
should be relaxed.
> And more generally, does it make sense for a pure-data package
> to have non-empty Depends:?
I can imagine that there are cases in which data is really specific
to a particular application, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.
Could you please file a bug report against the fortune package?