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
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