Re: Bug#504880: Disambiguate "installed" for packages
Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery wrote:
>> How about this?
>> The <tt>Depends</tt> field should also be used if the
>> <prgn>postinst</prgn> or <prgn>prerm</prgn> scripts
>> require the depended-on package to be unpacked or
>> configured in order to run, or if the dependend-on package
>> is desirable for cleanup done by <prgn>postrm</prgn>.
> I guess I am confused; when in practice is Depends better than Suggests for
> this last purpose?
When you actually want it to do something. :) Suggests doesn't result in
a package being installed; it's more an informational tool for high-level
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>