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Re: Trivial bug on apt-file (Was : Re: Development standards for unstable)

On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 02:34:32PM +0900, Charles Plessy <charles-debian-nospam@plessy.org> was heard to say:
> As stated by the Debian Policy Manual :
> "The Depends field should be used if the depended-on package is required
> for the depending package to provide a significant amount of
> functionality."
> and 
> "The Recommends field should list packages that would be found together
> with this one in all but unusual installations."

  Something that may have been lost earlier in this thread is that apt-file
*does* Recommend curl.  The apt-file maintainer believes that it is useful
enough to install apt-file without curl to justify weaking that to a
Recommendation.  Unless you are going to discuss that point specifically,
the proper place to send your complaints is bug #42266.


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