[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#635754: Bug#635754: make libghc-foo-doc Recommend libghc-foo-dev

Iain Lane laney at debian.org
Thu Jul 28 15:03:38 UTC 2011

tags 635754 + confirmed pending


On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 04:40:10PM +0200, Joey Hess wrote:
> Package: haskell-devscripts
> Version: 0.8.7
> Severity: normal
> I suggest changing the current Suggests to a Recommends, this way
> when installing a new haskell library we can just install the -doc, and
> not need to do additional typing to get the -dev. Recommends seem the
> appropriate relationship, since it would be unusual (but not unheard of)
> for the -doc to be installed without the -dev. It does not seem
> appropriate to have the -dev recommend the -doc as it will be used on
> eg, autobuilders.

Cheers, fixed in darcs. Will be in 0.8.9.

(recommends aren't installed by autobuilders so that wouldn't matter,
but I still think it's likely that people would want the library without
the documentation if they prefer to use e.g. online documentation, so
we'll leave that direction out)


Iain Lane                                  [ iain at orangesquash.org.uk ]
Debian Developer                                   [ laney at debian.org ]
Ubuntu Developer                                   [ laney at ubuntu.com ]
PhD student                                       [ ial at cs.nott.ac.uk ]
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