On 2013-09-11, 09:36 GMT, Ian Malone wrote:
Can someone explain what the consequences of a 'soft
actually be and how it would be different from putting those files
into a sub-package? (Which may or may not work depending on whether mc
is able to cope dynamically with that.)
(section 7.2 for definition of Suggests and Recommends). And of course,
all this matter only if yum, PackageKit, etc. know about these
suggested/recommended packages and have some way how to deal with them.
Debian apt* programs have either option to always follow/not-follow
these soft-dependencies, or they will just select for installation all
packages on which the selected package(s) Depends and then nicely ask
user whether she wants to install also suggested/recommended packages.