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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

On Thu, 02 Aug 2007, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2007, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Hmm.  I would argue that gnome shouldn't recommend gnome-dbg either,
> > according to policy.
>  I'm disturbed by this too, but -- as I clarified on IRC -- I think
>  there's a conflict of interests between getting more meaningful
>  backtraces in average (and hence improving the quality of Debian before
>  the release / saving ourself a message to bug submitters) and
>  testing/sid users as first class users and hence respecting policy
>  during the full release cycle.  (My understanding is that the -dbg
>  recommend would have been dropped before the release.)

Is there any reason why this isn't handled by a
/usr/share/bug/gnome/script (or whatever is appropriate) which tells
the user to install the -dbg package if they aren't currently
installed so backtraces can be generated?

Once you've got the corefile, you can always mate the -dbg to it after
the fact.

Don Armstrong

"Ban cryptography! Yes. Let's also ban pencils, pens and paper, since
criminals can use them to draw plans of the joint they are casing or
even, god forbid, create one time pads to pass uncrackable codes to
each other. Ban open spaces since criminals could use them to converse
with each other out of earshot of the police. Let's ban flags since
they could be used to pass secret messages in semaphore. In fact let's
just ban all forms of verbal and non-verbal communication -- let's see
those criminals make plans now!"

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