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Re: pkg/49605 (wm/i3 missing dependency x11/dmenu)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/49605; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
To: NetBSD bugtracking <>
Subject: Re: pkg/49605 (wm/i3 missing dependency x11/dmenu)
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:24:55 +0100

 On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 12:42:34AM +0100, Tonnerre Lombard wrote:
 > The reason why dmenu is not a dependency of i3 is that it is not
 > actually a dependency. There is the option of using dmenu as a menu for
 > i3, but you can use any other kind of menu. It is true that the default
 > configuration uses dmenu so perhaps it shouldn't be installed by
 > default.
 > There would be a point in adding dmenu as a recommendation for i3, but
 > as far as I know we don't have a "recommends" header.
 We don't have a RECOMMEND tag because noone has come up with a
 definition of how it should influence package installation in a useful
 way. The common workaround for this kind of issue is to mention
 recommended packages in a MESSAGE file.

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