Re: Why was gs-aladdin removed as "recommends" from magicfilter?
On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Brian Servis wrote:
> *- On 6 Apr, Bob Nielsen wrote about "Why was gs-aladdin removed as "recommends" from magicfilter?"
> > magicfilter 1.2-29 changed
> > Recommends: lpr | lprng, gs (>= 3.33) | gs-aladdin
> > to
> > Recommends: lpr | lprng, gs (>= 3.33)
> > Isn't this carrying the free/non-free argument a bit far?
> Just a guess...It was violating Debian Policy since magicfilter is
> under "main" and gs-aladdin is under "non-free".
> 2.1.2. The main section
> Every package in "main" must comply with the DFSG (Debian Free
> Software Guidelines).
> 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),
> * must not be so buggy that we refuse to support them,
> * must meet all policy requirements presented in this manual.
Arggh! I see the point, but now each time I run dselect it tries to
replace gs-aladdin with gs and I have to use Q to keep the status quo.