Software Management call for RFEs

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Wed May 22 22:33:05 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 11:55:43PM +0200, Michael Scherer wrote:
> Le mercredi 22 mai 2013 à 21:06 +0200, Björn Persson a écrit :
> > Jan Zelený wrote:
> > > what are the changes that you would like to see in the foreseeable 
> > > future (say 2-3 years) and why would you like to see them (what would they 
> > > help you with)?
> > 
> > Dare I say ... (puts on a helmet) ... Recommends and Suggests?
> It would take more then 2 to 3 years to make sure everybody understand
> the same thing for Suggests and Recommends.
> Without explaining why a package is suggested or recommended, people
> cannot make informed choice on it. So in the end, people will either get
> too much, or they will not get enough. And if you had suggest/recommend
> by default, you bloat the system, and if you don't, then that's useless.
> I am not against the idea, but that's not a technical issue.
> Technically, Suggest can be added to rpm quite fast, there is patch
> floating around. 

TBH I don't think we need Suggests AND Recommends.  I can never
remember the difference on Debian.  Wouldn't most people would be
satisfied with a single way to suggest useful packages?


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