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Re: Dependencies of metapackages

On mer., 2011-08-31 at 11:59 +0100, Wolodja Wentland wrote:
> Could you elaborate on your reasons and your intentions for making the
> distinction?

Policy 7.2, mostly, and the fact depends are installed (obviously),
recommends are installed by default (but that can be disabled and one
can remove it safely) and suggests are just displayed.

>  Do you have reasons for not changing Depends into Recommends? I
> will probably file bugs, but do not want to do so if I already know that the
> maintainer is not going to change it. I am sincerely interested and my only
> motivation is to make Debian a better distribution. 

I'm not going to change it if you don't have good reason for specific
packages changes.


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