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Re: Let's not forget why many people use/contribute to Debian

maniek@beer.com (Tomasz Wegrzanowski) wrote:

> There was a good proposal to all non-free packages to suggest free
> replacements. ( I would even propose recommends if free replacement is
> significantly better/ non-free one is upstreamly-unmaintained and/or
> obsolete )

The various dependencies are described in section 8.2 of the packaging

          [ ... ]

          The `Recommends' field should list packages that would be found
          together with this one in all but unusual installations.

          This is used to declare that one package may be more useful with
          one or more others.  Using this field tells the packaging system
          and the user that the listed packages are related to this one and
          can perhaps enhance its usefulness, but that installing this one
          without them is perfectly reasonable.

          [ ... ]

Looking at this, I would say that "Suggests" is more appropriate in all

- Brian

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