Subject: Re: RFC: new variable SUGGESTS
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Martin J. Laubach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/21/2002 22:01:45
| SUGGESTS+= name2:../../dir2/dir2
| This is almost identical to DEPENDS, with the exception that 'name' may
| not wild-cards (for example "foo>=5.8:../../bar/foo"). Since
| suggestions are mere hints and may be ignored by the user, it does not
| make sense to suggest a wildcarded or version-specific package.
It might be good to keep the version number, as it doesn't make
sense to install, for example, postgresql-doc-6.0 because postgresql-7.3
suggests installing the docs?