On 9 April 2013 13:58, Cristian Morales Vega firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 9 April 2013 13:47, Greg Freemyer email@example.com wrote:
How is the decision made to have a recommends statement made?
== my situation
I packaged fio for 12.3.
Fio is a performance testing tool for disk subsystems. One of its features is it can produce plots viewable via gnuplot so there is a recommends gnuplot in the specfile.
I've just had a user raise the concern that on a server gnuplot brings in a ton of desktop related packages. Further he argues he would run fio on the server, but gnuplot on his desktop.
I can see both sides of this, but I am inclined to remove the recommends statement.
Why? The whole point of being a *recommendation* is that the concerned user can decide to ignore it if he wants to.
Or "suggest" it instead of recommending it if you want to change the default action.