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Re: feature: to add explanations of recommendations and suggestions dependencies

Le Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 06:36:35PM +0300, Shachar Or a écrit :
> What I am offering is the idea that package dependencies that are 
> reccomendations or suggestions must be explained.


Before I read your mail, I thought that it was not possible, but after
googling a bit, I found out that dpkg supports comments since version


This is however just general comments, they are not meant to be parsed
for display to the end-user. I will nevertheless start to use them. I
think that it is very valuable in team-maintained packages, where it is
sometimes difficult to know what motivated the actions of another
developper years before.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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