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Bug#909522: emacs-goodies-el: questionable Depends/Recommends

Nicholas D Steeves <nsteeves@gmail.com> writes:

> Hello!
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 07:55:41PM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> There are several dependencies/recommendations in emacs-goodies-el which
>> look questionable to me.
>> - elpa-debian-el, elpa-dpkg-dev-el, elpa-devscripts:
>>   Those packages are the successors of debian-el, dpkg-dev-el and
>>   devscripts-el which used to be built from the emacs-goodies-el source
>>   package.  But the emacs-goodies-el _binary_ package in Stretch did not
>>   depend on those, so why have these dependencies be introduced now?
> I'm not sure.  David, 'git blame' says you're the one to ask.  Maybe
> these could be downgraded to suggests in the next release?

I think they can be omitted entirely.

> My apologies for upgrading them to hard Depends.  You're absolutely

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