Re: Uploaded sgrep 0.99-4.1 (source i386) to master
Bravo, Craig. This has been one of my pet peeves with dselect,
and I have never gotten around to complaining (haven't been sure where
I think more than 50 % of the times dselect displays the
Dependency/conflict resolution screen it is due to a non-dependency,
usually a very tenuous "Recommends:" such as this. This type of
connection shouldn't even warrant a "Suggests:".
On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Craig Sanders wrote:
> Suggests: would be better. It's annoying to have to *repeatedly* tell
> dselect that i don't want tk, tcl, and half-a-dozen other X packages on
> a text-only system just because i want sgrep installed.
> IMO, "Recommends:" is broken and doesn't provide any useful, non-irritating,
> advantages over Depends: or Suggests:
> The current behaviour of Recommends also increases the likeliness of a
> user mistake causing a disaster - it is just plain *wrong* to have to press
> Q to override the Recommends resolution screen.
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