Software Management call for RFEs

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed May 22 23:26:16 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-05-23 at 02:20 +0300, Oron Peled wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 May 2013 23:33:05 Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > 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?
> Thinking about it, the terminology adopted by "comps" is clearer
> and provides a generalization of this -- if someone select something
> they get:
>  - Mandatory packages (cannot be deselected)
>  - Default packages (selected, but the user may deselect)
>  - Optional packages (deselected, but the user may select)
> Borrowing similar logic for rpm we could have in the spec file:
>   Name: acme
>   Requires: foo, foo-utils
>   InstallDefault: bar, perl-bar, python-bar
>   InstallOptional: baz, baz-ldap
> Now it would be classic to use "--with/--without" as command line flags,
> but it's already taken :-(

I'm pretty sure that's precisely the distinction expressed by Suggests
and Recommends, FWIW.
Adam Williamson
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