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Re: Bug#273734: education-common: con't fulfill the Recommends on !i386

On Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 04:54:39PM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> 3) A package (Arch: all) recommends a package that is available on
> some of the Debian arches but not on all. Here the question is if a
> package should be forced to become Arch: any, because of this
> relation-ship. I'm currently more in favour of leaving this descision
> up to the maintainer, and don't see it as a serious bug (although it is
> a bug).

The question is why a package recommends another package which is not 
available on some architectures.

Assume a package would recommend grub which is only available on i386.
There are two cases:
- grub is required only on i386
  Recommends: grub | not+i386
  (or some similar treatment during package building)
- grub is really required
  in this case, the pacakge should be available only on i386

> Gruesse,



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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