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Re: no{thing} build profiles




On 2018-10-22 10:47:05 +0100, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 10:00:43PM +0000, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
> > It can be argued that libgpgme11 does not “provide a significant
> > amount of functionality” (7.2) without gnupg.
> 
> It won't function at all without gnupg.

That's pointless. A library *alone* is not usable. The real dependency
should come from the application that will use gnupg via libgpgme11.

Imagine a package A that provides an application that is linked
against libgpgme because gnupg may be used as an optional feature,
say by 0.1% of the users. This package must depend on libgpgme11,
otherwise the application wouldn't even run (even in the case
libgpgme will not be used). But a Depends or Recommends on gnupg
will annoy 99.9% of the users; thus it should just be a Suggests.

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