[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#399859: nagios2 uses images from nagios-images, but has no recommends or suggests

Henning Sprang henning_sprang at gmx.de
Wed Dec 20 12:05:28 UTC 2006

Marc Haber wrote:
> nagios2 depends on nagios2-common, which suggests nagios-images.
Yes, but because it's not a real dependency, the application runs with
broken images when nagios-images is not installed.

That looks ugly and makes users think the application is broken, it
gives them am insecure feeling. Do you want you package to frighten users?

The sad thing with suggestions is that people don't see the consequences
of not installing the suggestions.

If you package the software that it can be used without the images, then
you should do it either completely, so no broken images are shown when
nagios-images is not installed, or you should add a real dependency on

Is the upstream package offering an install without images? If not, it's
probably not meant to be installed without images.

I'm thinking about to reopen this bug, it's a usability issue. You don't
want to distribute software that gives people and insecure or broken
feeling, don't you?

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