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Re: Reasons for recommends and suggests

On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 02:08:16AM -0400, Kevin Mark wrote:
> Now as for the need for re-classification of 'recommends' to say
> 'suggests' to trim (mega|giga)bytes from the basic install sounds like a neat
> idea and a way to help with that is to have the maintainer have a simple
> file that explains the association between the package and its
> recommends(kind of like the proposed comments) so that it can be peer
> reviewed if someone questions its usefulness in a regular install with
> aptitude.
> debian.recommends.txt for mutt
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> mutt-print: adds a way to print mail using tex formatting
> gnupg: used to sign and/or encrypt incomming/outgoing mail
> -----------------------------------------------------------

Yeah but mutt-print is neither mentioned as a recommends nor a suggests!


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