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

On 17/12, Kevin Dalley wrote:
| I also recently installed Debian on a new laptop.  I was confused
| about libforms not being installed even though cardinfo was there.  Of 
| course, I could figure out what to do.  Adding documentation in the
| description is not good enough.  You shouldn't have to read the
| documentation install a library, especially when we have tools smart
| enough to make this automatic.  See _The Design of Everyday Things_,
| by Norman.

I jump into this thread, but I missed a lot of it, so this topic may have
been covered in details already: why not creating a small cardinfo shell
wrapper that prints a clear error message if libforms is not installed,
and calls the real cardinfo if everything looks OK?

Samuel Tardieu -- sam@inf.enst.fr

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