On Tue 07 Aug 2018 at 09:28PM -0400, Nicholas D Steeves wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 10:12:25AM +0800, Sean Whitton wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On Mon 06 Aug 2018 at 09:18AM -0400, Nicholas D Steeves wrote:
>> > Thank you for not overriding the default apt behaviour of allowing
>> > upgrades to install additional recommended packages.  The Debian
>> > Emacsen team is in the process of transitioning emacs-goodies-el to a
>> > dummy transitional package that depends on a set of elpa-packages,
>> > which are more resistant to the type of issue [1] represents.
>> Just to be clear, as a package maintainer you may not assume that
>> recommends will be installed.
> Yes, of course...
> In your opinion, should emacs-goodies-el use hard depends at this
> time?  Also, as a matter of policy, must dummy transitional packages
> use hard depends?

ISTM that it should be a Depends: relation.

Sean Whitton

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