does mc really require perl*?

Matěj Cepl mcepl at
Wed Sep 11 11:24:50 UTC 2013

On 2013-09-11, 09:36 GMT, Ian Malone wrote:
> Can someone explain what the consequences of a 'soft dependency' would
> actually be and how it would be different from putting those files
> into a sub-package? (Which may or may not work depending on whether mc
> is able to cope dynamically with that.)

(section 7.2 for definition of Suggests and Recommends). And of course, 
all this matter only if yum, PackageKit, etc. know about these 
suggested/recommended packages and have some way how to deal with them.  
Debian apt* programs have either option to always follow/not-follow 
these soft-dependencies, or they will just select for installation all 
packages on which the selected package(s) Depends and then nicely ask
user whether she wants to install also suggested/recommended packages.


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