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Re: no{thing} build profiles

The Wanderer <wanderer@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On 2018-10-25 at 20:00, Russ Allbery wrote:

>>     The Depends field should be used if the depended-on package is
>>     required for the depending package to provide a significant amount of
>>     functionality.

> This does not actually seem to conflict with the "would be found
> together in all but unusual installations" definition for Recommends; in
> a case where the depending package can still provide meaningful
> functionality without the depended-on package, but will miss "a
> significant amount of functionality" if the latter package is not
> present, both definitions would seem equally applicable.

I don't know why you would expect otherwise?  That seems entirely natural
and expected given that Depends is a stronger relationship than
Recommends, and therefore is naturally a subset of the things that would
qualify as Recommends.

You choose the strongest relationship that is applicable.

Russ Allbery (rra@xxxxxxxxxx)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>