Subject: Re: RFC: new variable SUGGESTS, Part II
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/14/2002 14:37:53
On Mon, 2 Sep 2002, Jan Schaumann wrote:

> "Dr. Rene Hexel" <> wrote:
> >   - inflexibility; currently, TAKE_SUGGESTS is an
> >     all-or-nothing decision you have to make.  You can't
> >     just specify a number of packages that you want to
> >     include (or exclude) from TAKE_SUGGESTS.  Again, I
> >     believe that meta-packages already provide the
> >     necessary flexibility here.
> TAKE_SUGGESTS can be set to YES, NO, and ASK.  YES accepts all
> suggestions, NO rejects all.  ASK makes 'make' ask for every single
> suggestion.  Did you not notice the 'ASK' option?

How would ASK work for binary packages? Ask if you wanted each one

> Anyway, thanks for your feedback.  If this really is superflous, I'll
> simply disagree and shut up. :)

I think it's a good idea. :-)

Take care,