[pacman-dev] pacman PKGBUILD needs depends=(python)

Andrew Fyfe andrew at neptune-one.net
Fri Mar 30 21:18:35 EDT 2007

Scott Horowitz wrote:
> On 3/30/07, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On a side note, what do you guys think about "optdepends"?
>> <http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/6626>
>> If we pick a name now, we can worry about implementation details
>> later. But it would be interesting to have this kind of thing. I did
>> find, way back in Flyspray, a request for this same kind of thing that
>> was closed by Judd because he thought it was unnecessary. I feel like
>> things may have changed enough since then, but I don't know for sure.
> I personally dislike optdepends because it doesn't make sense to me.
> If something is optional, it's not a dependency; if it's a dependency,
> it's not optional. I'd go with either "optional" or, as mentioned in
> FS, "suggests".
> But everyone is going to have an opinion ;-) I think every user would
> appreciate this feature implemented, the name is less important.
> Scott

'suggests' would be my preference, because pacman will suggest you 
install the packages :)

my opinion on the ideas in FS#6626...
	ranking - no
	list during install - yes
	option to install - probably, I like Roman Kyrylych's suggestion


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