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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 5

Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> wrote:

> * Frank Küster (frank@debian.org) [060726 14:49]:
>> What about using Suggests instead of "Depends-for-being-useful"?
> Suggests is *way* weaker. 

Sorry, I meant Recommends.

> 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.

That's a clever idea.  However, so far nobody has provided any
information where this would be actually needed, except a general
"people might install foo-data and wonder why no program foo is
provided" or a "the knowing already know".  Is it really worth the

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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