Re: Reasons for recommends and suggests
Neil Williams wrote:
> You install a Recommends or Suggests when you want to use some part of
> the package that uses it. The obvious place to document such
> requirements is the manpage for the optional script. In most cases,
> users simply don't need to use those options.
Recommends/Suggests aren't only for stuff required for specific scripts
inside a package, and it's not always that obvious that a script or program
may require extra libs. For example, I still wonder why the hell
openoffice.org-core recommends nfs-common.