Re: Uploaded sgrep 0.99-4.1 (source i386) to master
On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> > The sgrep package includes a Tcl/Tk based GUI to access the sgrep
> > command. It can be used to build complex search patterns.
> > Since sgrep runs without Tcl/Tk of course, the package does not "Depend"
> > on tcl/tk but "Recommend" this.
> > I don't see any problems with that.
> 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:
I disagree. The "Depends:", "Recommends:", "Suggests:", etc. tags have all
their exact meaning/interpretation and I think the use of "Recommends:" in
the case of sgrep is completely valid.
The only problem I see is that dselect treats "Recommends:" like
"Depends:". (I, and probably others too, reported this as a bug against
dselect already. However, I think we'll have to wait and see how deity
handles this case.)
So the solution is _not_ to change all "Recommends:" into "Suggests:" but
to fix dselect!
-- Christian Schwarz
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