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Re: Recommends for metapackages

On Viernes, 13 de julio de 2012 09:38:45 Gergely Nagy wrote:

> 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).


That's being Manichaean. In between Depends and Suggests it exists a middle ground. Oh surprise, it is called Recommends.



Noel Torres

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