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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 09:44:04AM +0200, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2007, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Sorry, what do you mean to say here?  Are you claiming that having debug
> > packages in Recommends: is somehow a "fix"?  I'm quite sure that doesn't fit
> > the Policy definition of Recommends -- debugging applications is not at all
> > relevant to the common case, the common case should be that applications
> > don't need debugged. ;)

>  In March, Josselin made gnome depend on gnome-dbg and
>  gnome-desktop-environment recommend gnome-dbg in order to receive
>  meaningful backtraces from people running unstable or testing -- this
>  would have been reverted before the release.

>  Now, in SVN, gnome-desktop-environment only suggests gnome-dbg and
>  gnome only recommends it.  I suppose gnome won't recommend it in the
>  final stable release.

Hmm.  I would argue that gnome shouldn't recommend gnome-dbg either,
according to policy.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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