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Bug#6394: marked as done (dpkg: dselect's treatment of Recommends)

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From: joey@kite.ml.org (Joey Hess)
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Subject: dpkg: dselect's treatment of Recommends

Package: dpkg

There has seemed to be agreement on debian-devel in the past that dselect 
should treat "recommends" more like "suggests" and less like "depends".

Currently, if you have a package that is recommended by another package,
and you don't want to install the recommended package, dselect will flag
the recommended package for installation each time you go to Select

This has lead to lots of ugly hacks like making a local package that is 
empty and provides the reccommended package.

I suggest that dselect be changed to handle recommends more like it 
currently handles suggests.
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Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 02:14:10 -0400
From: Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
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1685: dpkg-split command line parsing.
  My take on this, the options expected aren't in a compatible format,
  so it can't be made GNU style. Also the man page shows that the
  complained about format is expected. IMO, if it's documented as such,
  then it should be acceptible. GNU is not the endall argument format.

16217: prompting for clearing avail on updates in dselect
  dselect doesn't seem to do this anymore

10263: segfaults on upgrade
  Very old bug concerning libc5->libc6 upgrades. I don't think we have any
  way to really reproduce it, plus the reports show that the cause was
  possibly found from some dependencies, but the original poster never
  responded back.

4074: conffile's left behind
  Not a current problem with dpkg it seems

1037: dselect help screen
  Ian said he would fix this in the report when he released the C version of
  dpkg, that seems to have occured (bug report is vague on what the actual bug
  is, and attempts at clarifying have failed).

Ben....more to come

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