why so hard to decline recommend packages dselect/apt
Why is it so hard to decline a "recommends" dependency?
In dselect (using the apt method), if I select a package A that
recommends a package B, dselect switches to the dependency-
resolution screen with package B selected.
If I simply deselect B and exit normally (with Return), dselect
returns to the dependency-resolution screen with B re-selected.
If I type R to dselect B and exit normally, dselect also
jumps right back in, with B re-selected.
In can exit that dependency-resolution screen with my chosen
selections if I exit using Q (R to deselect B and then Q to exit
to the main screen).
HOWEVER, as soon as I type Return to exit the main screen, dselect
jumps back into the dependency-resolution scream, with B re-selected.
AGH! I have declined the recommendation. WHY WON'T DESELECT
JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Why does dselect report the Recommends dependency again when you
exit the main screen?
(Hmm. A little worrisome: http://www.junkbusters.com/cgi-bin/privacy