Subject: Re: xchat: gnome dependency
To: Chris Gilbert <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/17/2000 12:30:23
<> (Chris Gilbert) writes:

> Perhaps there's a need to have something added to the Makefiles to say if 
> there's some package installed we can make use of it, eg in this case gnome.  
> if the package isn't installed a message is put up to the effect that extra 
> features maybe available if extra packages are available.

In Debian, for example, these are called "suggested" packages, and are
used by the package-installing UI.

        - Nathan