[Pkg-hpijs-devel] Bug#454117: hpijs: depends on hplip

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Fri Jan 11 12:03:33 UTC 2008

Le lundi 03 décembre 2007 à 15:55 -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh a
écrit :
> On Mon, 03 Dec 2007, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Since foomatic-filters-ppds depends on hpijs-ppds, please stop this
> And there lies the problem.
> hpijs-ppds are useless without hpijs, and therefore at least a recommends is
> needed from hpijs-ppds to hpijs.

Then I guess all this chain is fine.

> As for hpijs *needing* hplip, I will leave that to the new active hplip
> maintainer to reply :-)

Skimming through the changelog, it turns out the suggests was turned
into a depends because of a specific Ubuntu bug (LP#149511) which never
applied to Debian. I have checked that hpijs doesn’t require any library
from hplip, therefore the dependency shouldn’t be here.

> IMO, HP printers are a *vast majority* of the users who need hpijs and
> hpijs-ppds, and that's how the thing needs to be optimized.  I hope that
> doesn't have to mean bringing in HPLIP, but if it does, then that's it.

It doesn’t, so please demote hplip again to a Suggests. (Recommends
would still be too much since now APT installs them by default.)

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