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Re: Bug#90867: Menu is more important than it would seem

On 24-Mar-01, 16:00 (CST), Malcolm Parsons
<malcolm@ivywell.screaming.net> wrote:
> I agree, menu is one of the great features of debian (along with
> alternatives, doc-base, and the mime stuff). It should be Priority:
> standard, 


> and any package containing a menu-method should Recommend: menu.

No. If a person goes out of their way to remove "menu" (which they would
have to do if it goes to priority "standard"), then they are going to be
exceedingly annoyed when dselect (or whatever) keeps trying to install
it, or keeps asking them about it.

The definition of "recommends" is  

        This declares a strong, but not absolute, dependency.

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

(Debian Policy manual, S 7.2)

Package's use of the menu package hardly meets this definition. Menus
are a neat feature that should be supported by any package that can use
them, but I can't think of any package whose functionality is in anyway
enhanced by the use of the menu package.


Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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