Sorry, reply button turned into a personal response to the poster,
instead heading towards the list.
Am 26.05.23 um 09:51 schrieb Manfred Schwarb:
> Am 25.05.23 um 10:52 schrieb Thorsten Kukuk:
>> On Wed, May 24, Matěj Cepl wrote:
>> Now with Requires, Recommends and Suggests it's a little bit better, but
>> yes, there is still far too much "crap" in it. Quite some people only
>> changed their Requires to Recommends, so if you install package X, it
>> will still pull in mariadb, postgresql, ... and other databases at the
>> same time. That's why many people disable recommends...
>> And of course there is MicroOS and containers, where we really only want
>> the bare minimal and nothing "may be usefull", thus we disabled
>> recommends by default.
>> Requires: the package will not work in any case without this dependency
>> Recommends: the package will work without this dependency installed, but
>> this could mean, that not all features are useable. This should be a
>> usefull, minimal set of dependencies, which allows the user to use
>> common functionality of the package without the need to install
>> additional packages.
>> Suggests: packages which could be usefull
> While there is "zypper install --recommends", there is no such thing for
> suggests. If the user can't install suggested packages by a single command,
> the dependency tag "Suggests:" remains useless. If "Suggests:" would be
> functional, one could think of migrating some entries from "Recommends:" to
> "Suggests:" should really be similar to "Recommends:", just turned off by default,
> and with corresponding tooling support.