Recommended Dependencies

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Aug 29 09:05:25 PDT 2009


Guy Dalziel wrote these words on 08/29/09 10:24 CST:
> If they have OpenSSL installed then Links will automatically pick it up,
> but if not then it's not for us to force them to install it.

Exactly. I am guilty of putting in Recommended dependencies for packages
that probably don't need it. That's one of the reasons that I want to
go through them.

I think many of the Recommended should probably be in Optional (with a
parenthetical note), that way the user has the option.

DJ's NSS case is different, as that is the perfect place for a
Recommended dependency. We recommend it because if it isn't installed,
something could break down the road.

-- 
Randy

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