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On 2011-05-17 17:24, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On 11-05-17 at 05:03pm, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> currently libjack "recommends" to install jackd, which usually 
>> evaluates to not automatically install jackd if a package depends on 
>> libjack.
> 
> It seems you have the terms confused, but the actual effect is correct:
> 
> Currently libjack _suggests_ jackd (not recommend).

correct, sorry for the confusion.

> I agree with the logic of that bugreport:
> 
> Generally libraries for daemons should *not* recommend their daemon.

good to know.
i darkly remember something like this, but cannot find it right now. do
you have any links?

> The fact that an audio tool _can_ use some daemon should only guarantee 
> a suggestion.  Audio tools that _mainly_ use that daemon can themselves 
> add an explicit recommendation on that daemon.
> 
> 
> If the recommendation was added to the library, it would be impossible 
> for an audio tool mainly used without jackd to not recommend jackd.

i see the point (though "recommends" is still no absolute dependency, so
i don't see a reason why it has to be avoided)

i only now noticed just how many jack-apps have indeed a
"Depends: jackd"


mfgar
IOhannes
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