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Re: -data packages and recommends?

On 14/02/2008, Alexander Schmehl <tolimar@debian.org> wrote:
> * Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> [080214 02:23]:
>  > > Just noticed, that we are quite inconsequenz regarding our -data
>  > > packages.  Some of them depends on their binary counterpart (e.g.
>  > > warzone2100), some of them don't (e.g. adanaxisgpl).
>  > FTR warzone2100-data actually recommends warzone2100 rather than
>  > depending on it.
> Yes, that was what I meant but didn't wrote ;)
>  -data packages should IMHO recommend their binary packages, not depends
>  on them.

More than that, if the -data depends on the binary, and the binary
depends back on the -data, we create a dependency cycle which should
never be allowed and I think there is a policy recommendation or even
must about cyclic deps.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein

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