slsqlite, slexpat, and slwildcard now in unstable

G. Milde milde at
Fri Sep 21 10:07:33 UTC 2007

On  9.09.07, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> Package slsqlite, slexpat, and slwildcard have been approved by the
> ftp-master admins.  Should we upload a new version of jed-extra 

Yes (but not urgently).

> suggesting or recommending them?


The policy

  The Recommends field should list packages that would be found together
  with this one in all but unusual installations. 
  This is used to declare that one package may be more useful with one or
  more others. Using this field tells the packaging system and the user
  that the listed packages are related to this one and can perhaps enhance
  its usefulness, but that installing this one without them is perfectly

I'd translate this to: 

  * recommend dependencies in the modes installed by default
  * suggest dependencies in modes in jed-extra/extra
(the latter will need manual activation anyway, so IMO it is not an
 unusual installation to have jed-extra but not slsqlite, say.
Another criterium might be the dependencies of the sl* packages. I would
not like, if e.g. jed-extra will (by default) install a complete sqlite
database system. 

> Also, we could add the patch in proposed in Bug#439895 report.

This is already fixed upstream (together with some more fixes), so that
I'd rather prepare a new upstream release than a patch.


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