W dniu 09.04.2013 14:47, Greg Freemyer pisze:
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.
Hi, Have a look at this: http://www.rpm.org/wiki/DynamicDependencies In your case gnuplot should be in "Suggests" statement.
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