Re: Library depending on -data packages
Simon McVittie wrote:
> Or are you saying
> that things with special::auto-inst-parts should never have even a weakened
> dependency on the package of which they're an implementation detail?
Yes. (Well, a Suggests is okay.)
> In situations where the data and the engine have a many-to-many relationship
> (the various Doom engines, each of which can play Doom, Doom II, FreeDoom or
> FreeDM), I agree that that Recommends might be too strong.
That's why I care.
It seems unlikely that another game is going to start using openarena's
data without the engine but still it is nice to leave the possibility
 The package now called suckless-tools used to Recommends: dwm,
since its raison d'être was to provide basic functionality for that
window manager. This meant:
- for dwm users, not much. APT's "markauto" functionality already
ensured that dwm-tools would be uninstalled once dwm is removed.
- for xmonad users, installing dwm-tools for dmenu would pull in an
extra window manager.
(Side note: suckless-tools is plenty of fun on its own anyway.)