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

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> On Sun, Jul 17, 2005 at 12:46:03PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> If your examples are like B1 is a console program and B2 an X program
>> and P doesn't want to pull in X for console users then splitting is
>> the right thing to do. isdnutils would be example of having split due
>> to this in the past.
> Policy (11.8.1) says that you should only split your package into X and
> non-X parts if it is higher priority than the X libraries (which are
> optional). isdnutils doesn't seem to qualify.
> Hamish
> -- 
> Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

People with their small headless isdn routers didn't feel like
installing X on them just to be able to install isdn-utils at all.

Enough people wished for a split and it was done.


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