Recommends for metapackages (was: Re: duplicates in the archive)
[ dropping 542095@ ]
On 2012-07-10 15:32, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mardi 10 juillet 2012 à 17:38 +0900, Miles Bader a écrit :
> > What's wrong with Recommends: in that case? It seems to perfectly
> > match the "makes life easier for <common but not universal use-case
> > XXX>" scenario you describe.
> Recommends is wrong for metapackages because it gets upgrades very
> wrong. This is why it is used very marginally.
Standards should not depend on implementation details. I see zero
reasons why metapackages are (or should be) specific here. Whatever $it
that gets upgrades wrong should be fixed instead.
Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++ GNU/Linux developer, Debian Developer