Re: Last part of the proposed changes to debian-faq
> <url id="https://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals.en.html#debmake-doc">.
> <p>In these cases, `foo-data' doesn't depend on `foo', so when you
> remove the `foo' package it will not get automatically removed by most
> package management tools. The same holds true for
> the library packages. This is necessary to avoid circular
> dependencies. However, if you use <prgn>apt-get</prgn>
> (see <ref id="apt-get">) or <prgn>aptitude</prgn> (see <ref id="aptitude">)
> as your package management tool, they will
> track automatically installed packages and give the possibility to
> remove them, when no packages needing them remain in your system.
> 1 [T not in progressive] to have to have something or someone,
> because you cannot do something without them,
> or because you cannot continue or cannot exist without them;
> maybe needing here is invalid?
No, that's valid. "Need" is an oddly irregular verb that can't decide
whether or not it's a modal (and modals don't have -ing forms). But
"packages needing them" can't be the modal version, since it has an
object ("needing them") and no complement clause - so it's the regular
verb with an -ing form.
(Any native speakers reading this and thinking "what's irregular about
it?" should consider:
He needs to go!
* He need go!
He needn't go!
He need only go!
* Need he go?
Need I ask?
...where "*" means "I couldn't use this in conversational English".)
> LibreOffice.org productivity suite, Gnumeric and other spreadsheets,
You're right - the suite hosted at openoffice.org was officially
"OpenOffice.org" (due to a trademark clash), but the version at
libreoffice.org is just called "LibreOffice".
> shipped on the Debian CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.
Yes (so many spelling gotchas!)
> * Update section "Debian an the kernel". (Closes: #599018)
> s/an/and/ ?
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package