dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Aug 29 09:20:01 PDT 2009
Randy McMurchy wrote:
> 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
> Please, if you disagree or have comments feel free to provide them. I'm
> simply making suggestions here. I would like feedback from others.
I'm not seeing it the same way. In fact, gpm should be an optional
Required: Package will not build/install/work without it.
Recommended: Package looses significant functionality without it or
(new) causes issues with other packages if omitted.
Optional: Package gets additional functionality if it's included.
Of course, Lynx/Links might just be a bad example for me. I've used one
of them in graphical mode exactly once in my life. I consider them to
be text browsers...mouse support and graphics are unneeded extras IMO.
But, recommended is always subject to opinion, that's why I suggested
peer review before adding a recommended dep for any future changes. A
review of the existing recommendations can't hurt. 80 packages? Won't
take all that long.
-- DJ Lucas
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