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Re: Recommends for metapackages

Miles Bader <miles@gnu.org> writes:

> Gergely Nagy <algernon@balabit.hu> writes:
>> if upstream considers a package a core part of a platform,
>> recommends *is* wrong.
> Er, no.
> Upstreams are not infallible, and are often quite fallible...
> Upstream's "view" is a good _default_, but such judgements should be
> made based on the reality on the ground.

In that case, recommends still is wrong. Either split the package then
(and then both parties win), or drop a component completely (or demote
to suggests).


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