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Re: no{thing} build profiles




* Holger Levsen <holger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [181026 10:45]:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 09:24:17AM -0400, Marvin Renich wrote:
> > Using Depends instead of Recommends actually _prevents_ the admin from
> > being able to choose. 
> 
> you know about the equivs package, do you?

Sure.  But that requires the admin to build a package and deal with
version number issues related to that package.  E.g. A Depends: B, then
later, A Depends: B and A Breaks: B < someversion.  The admin simply
wants to not install B and not have to worry about it.

equivs used in this way is simply a much less convenient workaround to
an incorrect dependency.

...Marvin