I'm not particularly swayed by the arguments to remove the Recommends from the Debian package.
I don't think the Recommends of youtube-dl are excessive. mplayer2 is no longer recommended. The other recommends are needed to download media from certain sites. "So there is no dispute that ytdl is quite useful for mpv, only that users should likely acquire & update ytdl on their own from the site." One of the main points of a distribution is so that users _do not_ have to do this. Why does mpv recommending youtube-dl prevent them from updating it themselves if they want to? By having youtube-dl installed, mpv will even print a nice message telling them how to update. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1400445 Title: Recommend of youtube-dl is questionable To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mpv/+bug/1400445/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs