Debian Policy allows to use the | (pipe) symbol in case of some fields:
On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 2:04 PM, Yaroslav Halchenko <y...@onerussian.com>
> There is no | for recommends afaik
> On March 10, 2018 7:54:01 AM EST, Arturo Borrero Gonzalez <
> art...@debian.org> wrote:
> >On 9 March 2018 at 16:26, Yaroslav Halchenko <y...@debian.org> wrote:
> >> THANKS! but...
> >> On Fri, 09 Mar 2018, Arturo Borrero Gonzalez wrote:
> >>> Also, no need to `Recommends: iptables`, since is installed by
> >default in every
> >>> Debian system.
> >> indeed it is (triple checked with debootstrap) but it could also as
> >> easily be uninstalled. And that is what I guess is done by docker
> >> may be other environments removing it (so docker images come without
> >> iptables preinstalled since it is of no sense for them). So I still
> >> wonder if we should retain iptables in Recommends since it doesn't
> >> Also, until nftables is the strongly encouraged default we should
> >> not place it into Recommends but keep it in Suggests to not install
> >> when people who already have the "default" iptables, apt-get install
> >> fail2ban (and thus its recommends)
> >> what do you think?
> >then perhaps we could Recommends: nftables | iptables
> Sent from a phone which beats iPhone.