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Re: Too many Recommends (in particular on mail-transport-agent)




On 30/05/17 23:57, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
my impression is that too many packages use Recommends that should
really be Suggests.  As a random example: installing dracut as a
initramfs provider will pull in exim4... (dracut-core Recommends: mdadm
which Recommends: default-mta | mail-transport-agent).  This seems
really not ideal.

Trust is not transitive. Perhaps Recommends should not be either?

Kind regards,

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Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Director
Transient Software Limited <http://transient.nz/>
New Zealand