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Re: is it a bug to not depend on a library package needed for some binary?

Karl Chen <quarl@cs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>Suppose package P contains files /usr/bin/B1 and /usr/bin/B2.  B1
>is the important program, and B2 is not as important.  Is it OK
>for the declared package dependencies to not satisfy all the
>run-time shared library dependencies of B2?  What if they are
>listed in Suggests?

There is a lot of discussion of this question in bug 119517 (where the
conclusion reached was that this is sometimes ok).


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