Re: Too many Recommends (in particular on mail-transport-agent)
- Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 19:36:32 -0400
- From: Afif Elghraoui <afif@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Too many Recommends (in particular on mail-transport-agent)
على الإثنين 5 حزيران 2017 09:52، كتب Scott Kitterman:
>> 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
> Why is that question relevant? The policy definition of Recommends (versus
> Suggests) has nothing to with if there will be a failure or not:
>> The Recommends field should list packages that would be found together with
>> this one in all but unusual installations
That's not the complete definition of Recommends. The part you left out
states that there should be a strong, but not absolute dependency.
Presumably their being almost always found together on all but unusual
installations is a consequence of that.
> Personally, I think the maintainer articulated what he views as the usual
> situation and declines to remove Recommends that are, in the maintainer's
> view, appropriate. His rationale makes complete sense to me.
> I'm not saying
> there aren't other, reasonable choices that could be made, but it make sense.
> I don't think this is the kind of thing the TC should even entertain
> overruling a maintainer on.
It's not about targeting the maintainer. It's about clarifying what
should be done. I'd be happy to know whether I should have turned the
pbhoney Recommends into a Depends to avoid unwarranted fallback behavior
when people disable Recommends to avoid numerous unneeded packages.
Afif Elghraoui | عفيف الغراوي