Quoting Jérémy Lal (2016-10-25 01:49:01)
> 2016-10-25 1:43 GMT+02:00 Daniel Lo Nigro <li...@dan.cx>:
> > Apart from that, is there a good reason to use Recommend instead of Depend
> >> ?
> > I'm not sure. wget and libcurl3-gnutls both "Recommend" rather than 
> > "Depend" on ca-certificates. I think it's because wget still mostly 
> > works without it, it's just TLS/SSL connections that fail. Node.js 
> > behaves the same way, all of Node.js works without ca-certificates 
> > except for TLS connections.
> >
> >
> I'm leaning toward Depend, because upstream bundles certificates (and 
> the nodejs debian package patches upstream to use ca-certificates 
> instead), users expect the usual certificates independently of how 
> they installed nodejs.

Some use-cases of nodejs does not involve network access, and therefore 
not TLS either. Example build environment.  Bootstrapping a chroot with 
ca-certificates takes more time and diskspace than without it.

The correct package relation to use if there are corner cases without 
need is Recommends:.

 - Jonsa

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