Re: Bug#709237: ITP: meta-suckless-tools -- meta-package installs simple commands for minimalistic window managers
]] Dmitry Papchenkoff
> Additionally, there was requests for packaging for xssstatus, which is
> (by upstream) a part of suckless-tools too, but (as for other
> suckless-tools) have separate tarball. For example, if xsstools will
> be included in main package, then «tools for minimalist window
> managers» will depend on xscreensaver even if they also includes dumb
> x locker. So, at least two or three of the tools already have reasons
> for making separate packages for them, that's not good — it's better
> then packages for one vendor organized in some common way.
You don't need to depend if only a minor functionality of the package
depends on some other package, a suggests is fine. See
With 3.0 (quilt), you can have multiple upstream tarballs too.
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are