Yes. I just use ~/bin.
Once the note is complete I will offer it to the Qubes-Community project to adopt and extend. For now it’s a first draft (what I could do on one Sunday afternoon) and I intent to work a lot more on it before I’ll consider it finished.
I published it unfinished because that was better then to keep promising something and also to get all the feedback I can.
Interesting question. Unfortunately I don’t know. However I have a hard time imagining that there are “assumed” packages. That doesn’t sound like a good idea to me. I think it’s rather that some packages just have incomplete dependency information … and other dependencies are kind of bugs. Like signal hanging when there is no notification daemon. It should check before calling it.
Coming up, but I’ve also repeatedly posted this particular example to the forum. A little searching should help you find it.