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Re: Unable to connect to my home wireless

On Sun, 23 May 2010 23:20:45 +0300
Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun,23.May.10, 14:53:04, Celejar wrote:
> > > Both are excelent examples :) But even if you disagree with the 
> > > maintainer, in the end Debian is a do-ocracy.  That is, the one who does 
> > > the job usually gets to decide how it's done ;)
> > 
> > Of course.  I was just suggesting that a more precise and consistent
> > definition of 'recommends' would be helpful.
> IMHO, I doubt it would help. There will always be cases where it is very 
> difficult to draw the line between Depends: vs Recommends: (see the not 
> very long ago flames about making xorg depend on hal) and also 
> Recommends: vs Suggests:

I agree that absolute precision is probably impossible, but we can
strive toward it. 

> An interesting proposal a while ago was to be able to add some more 
> information to Suggests:, something like:
> Package: acpi-support
> Suggests: radeontool (backlight control for ATI Radeon based laptops)

*That* would really be a great idea.  As it is, I'm often left
scratching my head trying to figure out what's likely to go wrong, or
what functionality will be missing, if I don't install some

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