[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#553322: Bug#553322: Bug#553322: Should cabal-install Recommend: ghc6?
laney at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 4 00:25:06 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jan 03, 2010 at 10:06:11PM -0200, Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva wrote:
>> The Depends field should be used if the depended-on package is
>> required for the depending package to provide a significant amount of
>My point is: is there even an unusual case in that it could be useful to
>have cabal-install installed and not ghc6?
Maybe to use a locally installed ghc in /opt or similar. I don't know...
>By the way, this quote made me remind of the discussion about -doc
>packages relationship. I can think of unusual cases in which one would
>want to install a -doc package with broken links, to avoid having to
>install all the -doc stack, for instance, when a user wants just to
>check the doc of a specific package and remove the package some minutes
>latter. So, reading this quote, I think Recommends is the way to go for
Given that recommends are installed by default, a user would have to
specifically request (or accept an aptitude suggestion in the case of
conflicts) this situation. This gives a decent OOTB experience while
still affording flexibility to power users. I don't even remember if I
commented on that discussion, but Recommends seems correct to me, for
both -doc and cabal-install.
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