Re: Bug#681834: network-manager, gnome, Recommends vs Depends
Philipp Kern writes ("Re: Bug#681834: network-manager, gnome, Recommends vs Depends"):
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 06:15:34PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > - GNOME upstream have declared Network Manager to be an integral
> > part of GNOME and the Debian maintainer is insisting on following
> > their lead in gnome-core. The maintainer is essentially asserting
> > that the very purpose of the gnome-core metapackage is to reflect
> > precisely what upstream have decreed, and that we should not
> > deviate. I disagree; I think (a) we should feel free to deviate
> > from upstream if doing so is better for our users and (b) anyway
> > setting one of the dependencies to Recommends is not a significant
> > deviation.
> I think you need to substantiate the (a).
You think I need to substantiate the proposition that we should
deviate from upstream if doing so is better for our users ?
It seems an obvious principle to me. In some sense that's the whole
point of a distro.
> Next up will then be the removal of pulseaudio from Depends
> because it handles your sound system on top of and somewhat instead
> of ALSA. And of course it places itself in /etc/xdg/autostart.
I don't find this slippery slope argument at all convincing.