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

Celejar celejar at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 13:54:51 UTC 2009

On Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:21:31 +0100
Bart Samwel <bart at samwel.tk> wrote:

> 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.

Ok, and I've seen Michael's response, too.  Your choice, I guess.

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