[pkg-php-pear] phing_2.7.0+dfsg-1_amd64.changes REJECTED

Ansgar Burchardt ansgar at debian.org
Tue Sep 2 13:22:18 UTC 2014

On 09/02/2014 15:15, David Prévot wrote:
> Le 02/09/2014 09:00, Thorsten Alteholz a écrit :
>> Unfortunately policy does not allow to Recommend: something that is not
>> yet in the archive. So I have to reject this pakage.
> Can you please be more specific about what item of the policy are you
> referring to? The only relevant item I can find is in 7.2, and is not in
> line with your explanation:
>> The Recommends field should list packages that would be found
>> together with this one in all but unusual installations.

Policy 2.2.1:

   In addition, the packages in main

      must not require or recommend a package outside of main for
      compilation or execution (thus, the package must not declare a
      "Pre-Depends", "Depends", "Recommends", "Build-Depends", or
      "Build-Depends-Indep" relationship on a non-main package),

It also does not make sense to document that nonexisting packages should
be installed "in all but unusual installations".

> Many packages in the archive have unsatisfiable recommends, that is not
> a policy violation, that works fine, and doesn’t warrant any RC bugs, so
> I’m quite surprised by this rejection.

That's a bug then.

Note that there is no such limitation on "Suggests".


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