Re: Bug#681834: network-manager, gnome, Recommends vs Depends
On Wed, Aug 08, 2012 at 04:54:36PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> 2. Our technical objectives do NOT include:
> (iii) Users who choose to globally disable Recommends should still
> get the desired behaviours as described above in point 1.
This whole "NOT" part is very confusing to me. I think you're
trying to say here that enable/disabling Recommends globably
isn't something you care about, just that there is the possibility
to remove it if desired by the user.
> 3. The solution recommended by the gnome-core maintainers is
> that users who do not wish to use network-manager should have it
> installed but disable it.
> Installing network-manager in these circumstances does
> not fully meet any of the above objectives apart from 1(i).
> 5. The alternative solution rejected by the gnome-core maintainers
> is downgrade the dependency to Recommends.
> This solution meets all of the objectives from point 1, except
> that infelicities in teh package manager may mean that the user