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Re: Reasons for recommends and suggests



On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 01:01:18AM +1200, Chris Bannister wrote:
> 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!
> 
it was a made-up example, so next time I'll use the trusty foo and bar
application ;-) 
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