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Re: Feature-Request list for dpkg

Shaya Potter writes:
 > [cc: me, as I havn't been able to read the lists in a while ]
 > I was going through the debian-devel archive and I saw your post on the
 > feature request list for dpkg.  I suggested a while ago that we have a
 > reason field for why a package either reccomends, suggests a package. 
 > Why?  because for a person will be able to override a reccomends, or a
 > suggests, so we want to give him some info why he would want it (or why
 > he wouldn't want it).  With this info, instead of seeing 
 > xanim suggests mime-support
 > we would see,
 > xanim suggests mime-support
 > To get xanim to automatically register itself with your machine, so
 > programs like netscape can use it automatically, it is suggested that
 > you install mime-support along with xanim.
 > This can make dselect so much more user friendly in the conflict
 > resolution screen, it's not funny.
 > so what do people think.
 > Shaya

I second that.  It's a good idea.

Karl M. Hegbloom <karlheg@inetarena.com>
Portland, OR  USA
Debian GNU 1.2  Linux 2.0.30t
You tell me and we'll both know.

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