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

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> Yes, and the MBF proposal *doesn't* take into account packages that
> previously *did* have a hard dep on their doc packages and only
> demoted it to a Recommends: once the default behavior changed.
> Cf.  swat, samba-doc.

Wouldn't this MBF shake out which packages actually have good reason for
a strong (i.e. pulled-in-by-default-package-tool-behaviour) dependency
relationship to their docs from those that do not? That seems like a
good reason to go through this exercise.

 \     “There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority |
  `\           assailed by truth.” —John Kenneth Galbraith, 1989-07-28 |
_o__)                                                                  |
Ben Finney

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