Bug Triage Beginner question about package dependencies for file-roller

Dimitri John Ledkov xnox at ubuntu.com
Sun Jan 25 00:13:55 UTC 2015

On 24 January 2015 at 08:04, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi Dave!
> On 2015-01-24 01:21, Dave Kokandy wrote:
>> I am getting started with bug management in Lubuntu, and one bug seems
>> like it would be fixed by making the package file-roller depend on
>> "yelp" (currently recommended, but not required).
>> That bug is 1409185: "File Roller help is missing in Lubuntu"
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/+bug/1409185
> I thought that recommends were installed by default. Maybe I was wrong,
> or maybe Lubuntu is an exception in this respect.

seeds can choose whether to install recommends or not.
lubuntu is one flavour that chooses not to.

>> Is that something that could be made a dependency? Or is that not
>> possible because the help section is not core to the function of the app?

if you want that on CD discuss it with lubuntu leads to include it in
the lubuntu seed.
see launchpad.net/ubuntu-seeds

> It's technically possible indeed. The question is whether those who
> prepare Lubuntu have excluded yelp (and other recommends) deliberately
> for some reason.
>> Or, if not, could another solution be to give a more clear error message
>> explaining that the reason help cannot load is because "yelp" is missing?
> Another possible solution, indeed.
>> Thank you for reading this email. If this is not the appropriate venue
>> for this question, please let me know.
> Normally a bug report is sufficient to find out a solution. But your
> post here is no problem. Hey, it called my attention to the issue and
> gave me the opportunity to add another task to the bug report. ;)
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