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Re: Too many Recommends (in particular on mail-transport-agent)



On Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:12:23 +0000, Ivan Shmakov <ivan@siamics.net> wrote:
> >>>>> Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> writes:
>  > gfortran-mingw-w64: gcc-mingw-w64  
> 
>  > * BAD: seriously, Fortran?  
> 
> 	Fortran is still widely used (in niche applications; WRF comes
> 	to mind), but I see no good reason for this dependency.

Backwards-compatibility, gcc-mingw-w64 used to include the Fortran compiler.
I meant to leave the Recommends there for one cycle and remove it, but forgot
— it will be gone in Buster.

>  > gnat-mingw-w64: gcc-mingw-w64  
> 
>  > * BAD: see Fortran.  
> 
> 	Agreed.

See above.

Regards,

Stephen

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