Re: aptitude full-upgrade - why does it not install Recommended packages?
On Friday 31 August 2007 18:42, Sven Joachim wrote:
> Chris <email@example.com> writes:
> > sudo aptitude full-upgrade --with-recommends
> > can anyone tell me why it still reports (for example):
> > The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
> > libjaxp1.3-java-gcj libxalan2-java-gcj
> The aptitude manual says:
> -r, --with-recommends
> Treat recommendations as dependencies when installing new packages
> Note the *new* here. Recommendations for existing packages are _not_
> automatically installed, since aptitude presumes that you do not want
> that; after all you did not install the recommended packages in
> previous installs of your package.
> Of course this can be a problem since the recommendations may change
> over time. This is probably what happened here.
That at least explains the behavior, and makes sense I guess. But I'd
actually like it to really install all "recommends", for all packages I have