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

On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 12:07:05AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Adrian Bunk]
> > 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
> Actually, there is one more case:
>  - grub is recommended and should be installed on the archs were it is
>    available, and ignored on the others.  It is not required, but nice
>    to have.

"nice to have" is a Suggests.



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