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

Jeremy Bicha writes ("Re: Too many Recommends (in particular on mail-transport-agent)"):
> On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 9:15 AM, Ian Jackson
> <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > It does seem that some maintainers are unclear on these principles, or
> > their application; despite what seems to me to be very clear wording
> > in policy.  So I think we need some examples.  To work well they
> > should have a high profile and be authoritative, so that means taking
> > a couple of contested cases to the TC.  Maybe #849619 would make a
> > good test case.
> Respectfully, #849619 is not at all a very convincing test case yet.

That's why I wrote, earlier:

  > 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.

The answer to that is not clear from the maintainer's response; nor is
it clear from what the submitter has written whether they know the


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