[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#562883: acpi-support: why is nvclock 'recommended'?

Bart Samwel bart at samwel.tk
Tue Dec 29 07:21:31 UTC 2009

The policy manual states (7.2):

> "The Recommends field should list packages that would be found together
> with
> this one in all but unusual installations."
> It's hardly unusual to have a system without nVidia hardware.

It doesn't say "in all but unusual hardware configurations". :-)

Anyhow, the intention is that the package makes things work "out of the box"
for all users, novices included. If a user has nVidia hardware and this
isn't installed, then some functionality will simply be absent, and even an
advanced user will have absolutely no idea why. Therefore, it is preferable
that we consider install-everything-it-might-possibly-need as a "usual
installation", i.e., this stuff is installed by default, and the advanced
user can choose to remove it while tweaking the system.

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