Bug#549524: libnet-smtp-ssl-perl should depend on libauthen-sasl-perl
gregoa at debian.org
Sun Oct 4 18:29:44 UTC 2009
On Sun, 04 Oct 2009 17:23:24 +0200, Alex Schröder wrote:
[Please keep 549524 at bugs.debian.org in the loop.]
> Well, I don't know enough about Debian to make the correct decision. I
> know that the code in question belongs to Net::SMTP – and maybe
> Net::SMTP could use a suggestion or whatever it is.
Net::SMTP is in perl-modules, and I think installing Authen::SASL on
each and every machine running Debian is not the right way.
> A Recommends or Suggests could be the right thing – in my case I sent
> an email to the administrator, who just installs the package with the
> least amount of dependencies. Would a Recommends or Suggests have done
> the right thing?
Packages in Recommends: are installed automatically, unless the local
admin has turned it off. Suggests: is only informational.
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