Bug#1969: w3-el recommends things that don't exist
Austin Donnelly writes ("Bug#1969: w3-el recommends things that don't exist"):
> Except that netpbm doesn't exist any more, and pbmplus isn't free.
> What is th position about packages recommending non-free packages?
> Should they be converted into "suggest"s ?
Packages should never Recommend packages in a lower priority or
availability class. Suggests would be OK, but I agree that w3-el
mentioning all these external programs is rather OTT. Is pbmplus just
another one of the big list, or does it have some special status ?