Bug#305945: gnome-media: Please reopen
lool at dooz.org
Mon Feb 20 20:40:50 UTC 2006
On lun, fév 20, 2006, Manuel Bilderbeek wrote:
> I used apt-get in this case, but I don't remember ever installing
> alsa-base specifically.
FYI, apt-get is not meant to be an end-user / day-to-day package
manager, but I do agree that it is a bug in apt-get.
> Still, I wouldn't expect missing functionality like this (which seems
> quite basic), when not installing a Recommends: package. But then again,
> I'm not sure how it can be fixed if you can't let it depend on it.
I think you misunderstood the importance of Recommends:
This declares a strong, but not absolute, dependency.
The Recommends field should list packages that would be found
together with this one in all but unusual installations.
(Debian Policy 7.2)
I filed bugs against dselect and synaptic already because they didn't
honor recommends in the default configuration on installs or upgrades.
Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>
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