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Re: Bug#896698: deprecating needs-recommends

On Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:11:30 -0700, Antonio Terceiro wrote:

> > So if needs-recommends vanishes, there will be at least dozens if not
> > hundreds of perl packages which will immediately fail their
> > autopkgtests.
> Yes. We will need to find a replacement before dropping needs-recommends
> completely.

> Maybe we want autopkgtest to also support @recommends@ alongside
> @builddeps@?

From a user's point of view, that sounds ok to me.
Updating a few bits of documentation and a handful of packages with
manual d/t/control shouldn't be a problem.


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