Subject: Re: xchat: gnome dependency
To: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Dave Burgess <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/18/2000 11:12:46
On the other hand, if we set up the configure command so that -it- handles these
suggested packages, the existing package system doesn't have to change.  It puts a
little more onus on the package maintainer to think about what they are doing, but
it shouldn't hurt us.

"Nathan J. Williams" wrote:

> <> (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