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Re: Possible mass bug filing: non-doc packages recommending doc packages

Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:

> In which case, the MBF could concentrate more on libraries and other
> packages that have -doc packages rather than on
> applications. Libraries that Recommend: libfoo-doc (as mine did and
> which I'll fix in the next upload) could conceivably be bringing in
> the docs not when someone is debugging the library itself (when the
> docs are useful) but when someone is debugging a reverse dependency -
> quite possibly for a bug that doesn't relate to the functionality
> provided by the library.

Hm, that's a good point.  libfoo-dev recommending libfoo-doc makes a lot
of sense to me, but libfoo1 shouldn't be recommending a *-doc package.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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