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Re: Recommends for metapackages

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 08:51:32AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> Broken as in "partially working because there are expected features missing"
> is the _very_ definition of "not installing a recommended package".
> Now, "broken" as in "doesn't work at all for any use case" would be a bug,
> yes.

I don't disagree with you, and I think that this largely boils down to
expectations management. "Doesn't work at all" is easier to define and agree
upon than "doesn't work as I expected", and I think maintainers have
widely-differing interpretations of how to use Recommends: as a result.

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