Bas Zoetekouw writes ("Re: QUESTION: Debian Policy: Manual pages"): > Why a recommends? In order to satisfy the spirit of policy ("every > binary must have a man page") it would need to be a depends, imo. I think the point of policy is to ensure the manpage exists, not to require that it be installed. I think Suggests is the right dependency. There is nothing wrong with installing a package without its documentation. Ian.