Re: -data packages and recommends?
On 14/02/2008, Alexander Schmehl <email@example.com> wrote:
> * Paul Wise <firstname.lastname@example.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.
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