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Re: [opensuse-factory] Today I wanted to install package asciidoc and...
On Mon, 2019-03-18 at 18:52 +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Monday 2019-03-18 18:24, Martin Wilck wrote:

If "recommends" is for niche functionality like this, what do we
"suggests" for, then?

Beats me. We have too many tags anyway, and `zypper install` does not
*have* a --suggests option that could potentially select suggestions

Just because I want to convert asciidoc to something else
doesn't mean I
want to convert it to PDF

You know that argument can be spun both ways.

I'm unsure what you want to say.

asciidoc is for conversion of asciidoc format _to docbook_. Not for
converting _from docbook_ to something else. PDF generation is
the functionality of asciidoc.

Aha, that changes things! The asciidoc man page would do good if it
said that. The way the manpage is written presently (as quoted by
you) suggests
PDF is an integral mode.
In the face of this new knowledge, maybe they should add figlet and
unicorns as
output modes too, because there will always be some strange program
text could
be piped to. Or trim the manpage.

Interestingly there was request 581624 "Do not recommend dblatex, it
pulls over 1700 packages" almost exactly a year ago, which has been
declined because of Takashi's comment at the time - Takashi, could you
maybe reconsider?


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