[tex-live] Re: HELP: TeXlive for Debian: How should I solve this problem

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Sun Nov 6 16:15:33 CET 2005

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> How should I continue with this, any suggestions?
> Make a Enhance? Make a Suggest? Ignore the problem and ignore the bug
> reports coming in?

Just use Suggests (or Recommends if the style file in question is
central to the package; pdfpages and texpower are probably not).
Remember the definitions of the dependencies:

| Depends
|     This declares an absolute dependency. A package will not be
|     configured unless all of the packages listed in its Depends field
|     have been correctly configured.
|     The Depends field should be used if the depended-on package is
|     required for the depending package to provide a significant amount
|     of functionality.

This is clearly not the relationship between collection-pdfetex and
collection-latexextra.  As for the decision between Suggests and
Recommends, ask yourself whether the packages "would be found together
with this one in all but unusual installations" or not.n

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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