[Fsf-Debian] Clarifying Debian Policy
karl at kgoetz.id.au
Tue Jul 24 23:11:21 UTC 2012
On Wed, 25 Jul 2012, 02:31:57 EST, Jason Self <jason at bluehome.net> wrote:
> I'm hoping that someone could clarify Debian policy for me?
> I see that section 2.2.1 of Debian policy  indicates that a package
> in main must not recommend a package outside of main. Does this only
> apply to the package's control file and not to anything that the program
> displays while running?
As far as i am aware that is the case.
> Also, does this policy only apply to the fields specifically mentioned in
> section 2.2.1 ("Pre-Depends", "Depends", "Recommends", "Build-Depends",
> or "Build-Depends-Indep") or to all fields in the control file,
> including things like "Suggests"?
>  http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html
Only applies to those listed. There was discusion on deb dev in the last week about making sure free alternative was used by default but i forget which thread it was in.
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