Re: [Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#553322: Bug#553322: Should cabal-install Recommend: ghc6?
Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Quoting policy:
>> The Depends field should be used if the depended-on package is
>> required for the depending package to provide a significant amount of
> My point is: is there even an unusual case in that it could be useful to
> have cabal-install installed and not ghc6?
Here's a hypothetical, pathological case:
You want to mirror hackage (using cabal fetch) to a central NAS, and
then have various buildbots do compiles. The buildbots aren't trusted
with net access, and the NAS has 512MB of MTD for the OS. You want
cabal-install on the NAS, but not ghc6.
> So, reading this quote, I think Recommends is the way to go for -doc
FWIW, I'm ambivalent; either Recommends or Depends is fine with me.