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Re: [Cdd-commits] r462 - in projects/science/trunk/debian-science: config tasks


Charles Plessy <charles-debian-nospam@plessy.org> (2007-09-05 23:11:02) :
> Le Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 01:10:42PM +0000, CDD Subversion Commit a écrit :
> > Author: fdl-guest

fdl-guest actually is me.  :-)

> >   Note: All these packages are so called metapackages. This means they are not
> >   executable programs, but only links to other packages. This way you will
> > - conveniently get all the non-commercial scientific software which is available
> > - for Debian GNU/Linux.
> > -
> > + conveniently get most of scientific free software which is available in
> > + Debian.
> Note that since you recommend med-bio, and that med-bio suggests
> non-commercial software, this description is not completely accurate.

Right. But suggested packages in non-free will not get pulled if
people do not have the non-free component in their sources.list. I
wanted to avoid the 'non-commercial' wording as it is very common in
scientific software non-free licenses.

Do you have a better wording?

> >  Recommends: med-bio-dev
> Given that apt will install recommends by default, I am wondering if
> just suggesting med-bio-dev would be better.

Yes, it is the (unconclusive yet) discussion on debian-science: should
we have -dev packages for the science-* packages (as is currently
doing debian-med)?

In the meanwhile, I will put med-bio-dev in Suggests: as you suggest.

Thanks for your feedback,
Frédéric Lehobey

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