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Re: Relation between Suggests and Enhances

On Tue, 2009-08-18 at 22:36 +0300, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 09:13:42PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > What exactly means "similar".  Assume package foo enhances package bar.
> > Does this mean that in turn package bar should Suggest package foo or
> > is this conclusion not really valid?
> As I understand it, "A enhances B" has (more or less) the same effect as "B
> suggests A".  Thus, the reverse Suggests relation would be redundant.

A plugin "enhances" the application it works in, but the application
should not normally suggest all its plugins - some of them may be of
very limited interest, and it should not be necessary to change the
application package whenever a new plugin is packaged.


Ben Hutchings
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                                                            - Robert Coveyou

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