Re: Bug#273734: education-common: con't fulfill the Recommends on !i386
* Steve Langasek (email@example.com) [041004 00:40]:
> On Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 02:53:57PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > We would still list everything in recommends. There were many reasons why I
> > moved all contents of these tasks to the recommends field, including:
> > - Getting the packages into testing, which was previously apparently
> > impossible.
> > - Avoiding the common problem with task packages that if you remove
> > one package in the task, you have to remove the task package as
> > well, since its dependecies are then broken.
> > - As part of the phasing out of the old reason for the old-type task
> > packages; selection of the packages in these tasks are not handled at
> > the tasksel level by recommends fields ayway, but by tasksel package
> > lists in the education-tasks package. The new task packages will
> > mostly be useful for post-install sysadmin and upgrade purposes.
> The first two of these advantages would no longer be present if britney
> treated Recommends the same way as it treats Depends, which is why I
I think missing Recommends should _not_ be tracked by britney, but
"just" being RC-buggy (about the same level as missing build
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