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Re: recommends/suggests patch

Richard Braakman wrote:
> packages in main cannot _depend_ on non-main packages. They can
> > however suggest and recommend them.
> Incorrect.  Policy section 2.1.2 is explicit about this:
>      In addition, the packages in "main"
>         * must not require a package outside of "main" for compilation or
>           execution (thus, the package may not declare a "Depends" or
>           "Recommends" relationship on a non-main package),

That is seriously wacky. The parentetical aside and the rest of policy seem
to disagree. Reccommends cannot be used in the first place if a package is
needed for compilation or execution, so why is it even mentioned in the

see shy jo

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