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 -- email@example.com