Re: Re: feature: to add explanations of recommendations and suggestions dependencies
So there's some positive response. Where is a good place to pursue this
further? Is this a debian policy change?
I think there's no need for a Debian policy change to start.
You should start by finding a proper way to put the recommendation and
suggestion explanations in package control files.
One way which might work would be to add a "Recommendation" field defined as
Recommendation: package, explanation
but this would require using the same field name several times. I
believe this wasn't done yet. I don't know if the field names should be
unique. If putting the same field name twice is seen as a redeclaration,
this is a problem that would need to be investigated.
Otherwise, you can choose binary package control file user-defined
fields, such as XB-Recommendation and XB-Suggestion and start using it...
Get a few packages to use the fields and add support for them to package
Start advertising the fields.
If it's successful, request the fields to be added to Debian policy.