[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#827562: Bug#827562: task-xfce-desktop: Depends on light-locker Should Be Recommends

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sun Jun 19 09:59:40 UTC 2016

On Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 11:50:18AM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On dim., 2016-06-19 at 09:19 +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 11:08:56AM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > > Because we *want* light-locker as part of the default Xfce install.
> > Well, having it in recommends is enough for that.
> Then I don't see the point in having Depends: at all, let's replace every
> Depends: by Recommends…
I'm surprised this is news for you.

Depends are used when something doesnt work without the depends. XFCE
definitly works without a screensaver.

Recommends are used when it's very unlikely that someone doesn't want
this, but when it's not mandatory for functioning. Recommends are
installed by default.

So, no, replacing every depends with recommends is not a good idea.

> Anyway, I don't know what you want me to reply. I think I already made my
> point.

As I see it, your point is that you dont seem to understand recommends.

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