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Reasons for recommends and suggests



Hi,

what I am really missing in the current dependency scheme is WHY some packages 
define Recommends and Suggests on specific other packages.

My problem with the current situation that you either do the policy of always 
installing such stuff or you don't. There is no way to decide case by case 
because there is definitely information missing in the description of 
packages.

OK, some of those are obvious but some Recommends and Suggests are completely 
mysterious to me. And even after installation, I still don't know how those 
additional packages do extend/improve/whatever the originally wanted package.

It would be nice if maintainers of packages with Recommends and Suggests that 
are non-obvious could state in the package description a reason for each of 
them.

If I file bugs about them, which severity can this be given?

HS

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