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Re: Can imagemagick really be safely purged or removed?

On 2017-10-29 at 07:49, Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote:

> Celejar wrote on 10/24/17 15:09:
>> On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:52:46 +0200
>> Jörg-Volker Peetz <jvpeetz@web.de> wrote:
>>> I forgot that you showed the dependency on cups-filters in your original mail.
>>> On testing cups-filters 1.17.9-1 does not depend on imagemagick, it only
>>> recommends it. And I use APT::Install-Recommends "false"; in /etc/apt/apt.conf.
>>> Therefore, on this system imagemagick could be removed.
>> Interesting, thanks. So they changed the dependency from 'depends' to
>> 'recommends', but they're still 'recommending' a dummy package.
> Taking another look at package imagemagick-6.q16 (version 8: it
> states that it provides imagemagick. Therefore, I don't understand what's going
> on on your system and there's nothing wrong with package cups-filters, I think.

My guess involves vague memories of there being an issue with versioned
Provides: - although I thought that was more "you can't Provides: a
specific version", not "a versioned Depends: won't be satisfied by a
Provides: from a package with a suitable version number".

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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