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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 5

* Simon Richter (sjr@debian.org) [060726 15:38]:
> Andreas Barth wrote:
> > Suggests is *way* weaker. The Needs would trigger automatic installation
> > with any tool. Actually, if
> > A->B (depends), B->C(depends), and C->B(Needs), then A won't be
> > configured until both B and C are installed.
> What stops us from using Recommends for that. The definition for
> Recommends used to be "you may not install these, but you should have a
> reason for it", which is exactly the foo/foo-data case.

actually, Recommends are still weaker. I personally see a gap between
Depends and Recommends, which is Needs. If I'm the only one, it's ok. If
other people see the same gap, we might want to fix it. :)


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