[aur-general] When to use optdepends (was: AUR package q -- newbie)

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue May 12 15:53:48 UTC 2020

On 5/12/20 9:55 AM, Markus Schaaf wrote:
>> It's not really clear to me when to optdepend.
> Comments welcome. My idea is to use optdepends for things the user may
> want, but it's not obvious how to make them work, like a glue-library
> the application needs to use another facility, e.g. gpgme to use gpg, or
> ghostscript to produce PDF.

I'd generally expect an optdepends for something which the program has a
 built-in ability to use simply by installing the optdepends.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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