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Re: Bug#30739: When a tiny part of a package uses non-free libraries

"Christian T. Steigies" <steigies@physik.uni-kiel.de> wrote:

> ... I have it installed on a notebook recently and started to play
> with a pcmcia modem card. Started cardinfo and only got the message
> of a missing library. This is very confusing, I was about to file a
> bug...  When I've set up the hamm system (with apt) I did not much
> care about recommends. Sometimes I install what is recommended,
> sometimes not. But I find it very confusing to have a program
> installed, which does not work because of a missing library. Once you
> have it installed, there is no such message:

> "but I told you, libraryxyz is recommended, no see what you've done!"

If this is confusing, the description of the pcmcia-cs package should be
modified to indicate that the libforms package is required by cardinfo.


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