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Bug#1753: trn recommends, instead of depends

On Tue, 24 Oct 1995, Ian Jackson wrote:

> Bdale Garbee writes ("Bug#1753: trn recommends, instead of depends"):
> > Package: trn
> > Version: 3.6-2
> >
> > It's not clear to me why trn uses 'recommends' for a mail transport
> > and a news article injector, while tin uses 'depends'.  I think that depends
> > makes more sense, so I'm filing this against trn.
> Recommends is correct.  You can read news perfectly happily without
> either a mail transport or a news article injector.
> I'll reassign the bug report to tin.

Are you sure this is right?  Normal functionality of tin allows the user
to mail a response or the article to an address.  Would it be correct for
the system to allow someone to install a package where some of the
functionality is missing?  This would surely generate another defect

I suppose recommends is a strong enough relationship that the system
maintainer would realize that some functionality may be missing if a
recommended package is missing.

I will make the change to the tin package.

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