Recommended Dependencies

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Aug 29 08:02:19 PDT 2009


Randy McMurchy wrote these words on 08/29/09 08:39 CST:

> I will go through the book today and find all packages that have
> recommended dependencies and evaluate them. If they are not identified
> why it is recommended, I'll reply to this post. This needs to be
> cleaned up, I'll start the process.

In the Links package, we have this:

  <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended</bridgehead>
    <para role="recommended"><xref linkend="gpm"/> (if mouse support is
    desired) and
    <xref linkend="openssl"/></para>

My take is that Recommended is actually wrong here. I think the proper
syntax should be:

  <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
    <para role="required"><xref linkend="gpm"/> (if mouse support is
    desired) and
    <xref linkend="openssl"/> (if SSL support is desired)</para>

If you want the support these two dependencies provide, then the dependencies
are *required*. Let's actually use correct terminology in these types of
instances.

Please, if you disagree or have comments feel free to provide them. I'm
simply making suggestions here. I would like feedback from others.

-- 
Randy

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