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

On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 8:43 AM, Ian Jackson
<ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Before doing that, it would be wise to try to find the answer to the
> key question which the TC will ask.  Suppose A recommends B.  In what
> way, or in what circumstances, will A fail due to lack of B ?
> In #849619 I don't see the answer to that question.

On the other hand, to someone who doesn't know much about those
packages, I don't see anything in that bug to explain why it's a
problem for those other packages to be installed.

By the way, if a package "fails", that sounds like a Depends
relationship is needed not a Recommends.

Jeremy Bicha