Re: Bug#472048: libmtp7 shouldn't depend on udev
[I am moving this discussion into debian-devel, in order to get advise from
the other developers. Please, respect the M-F-T header.]
The discussion below is about Bug#472048. I would like to know from people
using libmtp and its main reverse-dependencies (gnomad2, amarok, and
rhythmbox) whether it would be okay to change the Depends on udev to
Suggests, as proposed by the bug submitter.
* Adrian Bunk <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008-03-23 01:03]:
> On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 11:39:12PM +0100, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> > * Adrian Bunk <email@example.com> [2008-03-21 20:51]:
> > > Package: libmtp7
> > > Version: 0.2.6.1-1
> > > Severity: normal
> > >
> > > The dependency of libmtp7 on udev implies that installing
> > > audacious-plugins-extra would pull udev which I definitely
> > > do not want.
> > Would downgrading Depends to Recommends be okay?
> With Debian now defaulting to treat Recommends like dependencies I'm not
> really happy about this,
> Perhaps a Suggests?
> Most people anyway use udev so it shouldn't matter for them, and for
> people like me who do not use udev and get libmtp7 through a dependency
> that would be the best solution.
> > Rafael