Software Management call for RFEs

Jan Zelený jzeleny at
Thu May 23 11:26:07 UTC 2013

On 22. 5. 2013 at 21:06:53, Björn Persson wrote:
> 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?
> We really should have a way for Yum and Packagekit to say "Hey, if
> you're installing that, maybe you also want this?". A -devel package
> and its corresponding -doc package should recommend each other for
> example. They shouldn't require each other, because then they could
> just as well be the same package, but usually you want to install them
> together and it would be helpful to at least notify users who install
> the -devel package that the -doc package also exists.
> Another example is a database server and its command line client, which
> you often but not always want to install together. The server should
> recommend the client, while the client might only suggest the server.
> A third example is graphical administration tools for some daemon that
> are in a separate package so that the daemon can be installed without
> pulling in half a desktop environment. In this case the daemon should
> suggest the tools, but perhaps not recommend them.

See my reply above in the thread about dynamic dependencies. Short version: 
already being discussed :-)


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