Re: -data packages and recommends?
just a small input from a non-DD observer of the group :)
On 2/14/08, Gerfried Fuchs <email@example.com> wrote:
> Technically the best would be to have an Enhances: set in the -data
> package, but that's not supported at all in any package tool out there
> that I'm aware of. And actually installing the -data package without the
> binary package doesn't make the best sense anyway.
Installing -data package without the binaries actually makes sense,
but only in some cases. There may be other games that also use the
same -data package; even if they are not present in Debian, they may
be independently developed.
A good example are multiple Doom implementations that were present in
Debian. They all used same data files, right? At least they should
have. So, making the -data package for Doom depend on, e.g., prboom,
would actually force users of other implementations to have prboom
installed as well.