[Aptitude-devel] Bug#820452: Bug#820452: Please don't Recommend the HTML manual packages

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Apr 8 15:48:16 UTC 2016

Control: tag -1 + confirmed

Hi Josh,

Josh Triplett wrote:
> aptitude Recommends: aptitude-doc-en | aptitude-doc
> Why would all but the most unusual configurations need an HTML version
> of the manual installed?  aptitude already ships a text version in
> /usr/share/doc/aptitude/README, and includes a menu option inside
> aptitude to display that.

Indeed. I never noticed the latter. :-)

> The HTML version is also available online.

Yeah, nowadays. Formerly the online versions were nearly always
out-of-date and confused people.

> Suggests seems more appropriate in this case.

I agree.

		Regards, Axel
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