Control: retitle -1 sane-airscan: missing dependency on sane-utils Control: severity -1 important Control: tags -1 +pending Le samedi, 30 janvier 2021, 15.13:25 h CET Brian Potkin a écrit : > On a system without a SANE frontend or libsane1, sane-airscan is > effectively useless. I reckon there should be a Depends: on at > least sane-utils. > > I hope the severity level is not over the top. Hello there Brian, and thanks for this bug report! traditionally, dependencies go "top-down"; from tools to libraries, and from generic utils to backends, not in reverse. For example, libsane1 is effectively useless on its own on my laptop; and it doesn't depend on sane- utils. So, this missing dependency doesn't * makes the package in question unusable by most or all users, or * causes data loss, or * introduces a security hole allowing access to the accounts of users who use the package (definition of the "grave" severity). It _does_ make it a no-op, and useless, but not "unuseable", I'd argue. Also, the side-effect of a "grave" severity is that it makes the package subject to auto-removal from the next stable release, as "release-critical bug". In other words, such a severity marks a package as unfit for release (== the release would be better off without this package, rather than with this bug). For all these reasons, an "important" severity seems much more adequate (to me). All this said, I think it's a valid bug, and I'll therehore add a sane-utils "Recommends"; this will pull it by default, but not enforce it. Best regards, OdyX
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