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Re: Bug#504042: perl-doc recommendation

On Fri, 05 Dec 2008, Eugene V. Lyubimkin wrote:
> Hello.
> Brendan O'Dea wrote:
> [snip]
> > So you may be able to downgrade the recommendation to a suggests,
> > although a better suggestion might be for apt/dpkg to support a
> > "Soft-Recommends" which would be installed by default only when the
> > package was directly selected, rather than pulled in as a dependency.
> If package was directly selected, it will be installed as a regular package. I see no aims
> of 'Soft-Recommends' type of dependency.
> It seems that 'Suggests' is what you need.

Brendan meant:
"apt-get install perl" should install perl-doc because the user is
interested in perl but "apt-get install dpkg-dev" which does also depend
on perl should not install perl-doc because perl-doc is not really related
to dpkg-dev.

While it's an interesting idea, I don't think it's really worth the

Raphaël Hertzog

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