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Bug#852345: ssvnc: Lower recommends on default-jre to suggests


Package: ssvnc
Version: 1.0.29-3
Severity: normal
X-Debbugs-Cc: epoptes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Please consider demoting the Recommends on "default-jre |
java5-runtime" to a Suggests. SSVNC is certainly useful without java;
I'm not sure what functionality it adds.

SSVNC is part of the VNC dependency chain used by epoptes, and other
than the issue with recommends pulling in a large number of additional
packages, would likely be the preferred VNC client.

Suggests seems to fit better with the definitions from debian-policy:

          This declares a strong, but not absolute, dependency.

          The `Recommends' field should list packages that would be found
          together with this one in all but unusual installations.

          This is used to declare that one package may be more useful with
          one or more others.  Using this field tells the packaging system
          and the user that the listed packages are related to this one and
          can perhaps enhance its usefulness, but that installing this one
          without them is perfectly reasonable.

Maybe there is something I'm unaware of that makes running SSVNC
without java unusual?

Thanks for maintaining SSVNC!

live well,

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