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Re: Bug#681834: network-manager, gnome, Recommends vs Depends

]] Ian Jackson 


> It seems to me that our objectives must include:


> 3. Users who deliberately removed network-manager in squeeze (which
>    they will generally have done by deliberately violating the
>    Recommends from the gnome metapackage) should not have to do
>    anything special to avoid it coming back in wheezy.

A somewhat tangential question here – is this a general requirement?
Doesn't that prevent maintainers from (worst case) ever upgrading
Recommends to Depends?  I'm worried about what precedent this would be

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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