Hi Bernd. On Tue, 2012-08-28 at 14:44 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote: > > Actually I'd prefer to have nagios-contrib split up... I mean I think > > that's to some extent a general Debian problem, that there are such > > package collections, with a high number of deps (via > > recommends/suggests), and the user has to look himself which ones he > > really needs. > > That's kinda stupid IMHO,... as it makes the dependency system useless. > Then just install everything in recommends (which is actually the > default unless you disabled the installation of recommends, which is > your problem then) and be happy. Well but many people disable this, because otherwise you get "tons" of stuff you don't need nor want. And Recommends here is merely a "workaround", isn't it? The policy's definition of recommends is rather vague, but I think it's often use when a package is required to use "optional" functionality of the recommending package. But when you look at compilation packages like nagios-contrib, the single components often _depend_ on the recommended packages. That's what I meant :) > You'll end up with some megabytes of > libgraries, nothing that will do any harm unless you are out of diskspace. Well,... and sometimes even daemons, new users/groups, etc. pp. :) Cheers, Chris.
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