removing recommended packages from source packages

Andrew SB a.starr.b at
Tue Jan 12 18:15:24 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 12:45 PM, John Vivirito <gnomefreak at> wrote:
> On 01/12/10 12:36, John Vivirito wrote:
>> hi I was doing some installs and i found that some source
>> packages have recommends that we do not supply in archives and
>> some that have no installation candidate. One example is
>> firmware-linux and i cant find the source package that
>> recommended it. Also if we provide recommend packages that are
>> not in archives we are telling users " we do not have this
>> package but feel free to get it from somewhere else"
>> AFAIK we do not support packages found outside of our archives.
>> Now if this is left overs from Debian's packages i think we
>> should either package the recommends or remove them from
>> source. The one way i know how to find out source packages is
>> to look while packaging/updating the packages, or maybe have a
>> patch that searches and removes them.
>> If someone knows a better way or a way to make a patch or add
>> it in the rules file. I would go with a patch only because
>> during merges we can keep them intact and not have to redo it
>> for every merge.
>> I do not have time for Lucid to look into this much further so
>> if someone has any ideas or can draft up a patch please let me
>> know.
> Sorry i had typo in address first time but here is the full post.
> also i reported a bug on this it is bug #506528
> here is the link:

This is something we already track. See the debcheck resilts on

- Andrew SB

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