Re: Processed: Re: Bug#387049: closed by Loic Minier <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Bug#387049: fixed in meta-gnome2 1:184.108.40.206)
On Tue, Sep 19, 2006, Joey Hess wrote:
> We're not ignoring them everywhere. Aptitude installs recommends by
> default for newly installed packages after the initial install, which
> does provide some exposure to catch bad recommends.
I was pointing out that avoiding the problem was not going to solve it.
But yes, aptitude is correct in its handling of Recommends (except
perhaps when Recommends are added to packages). I think already
mentionned the apt update which should go a long way in helping us fix
I recall the mention of tasksel not honoring Recommends back when I
added the rhythmbox -> avahi Recommends which resulted in lots of
flames from people not agreeing on what should be installed by default
In the end, the package doesn't get installed currently despite this
being the wish of the package maintainer. I'm not sure this is a good
situation, and I'm not too happy that I can't enforce my decision. I
certainly don't want to add a Depends just to make my point, as it
would be technically incorrect, yet I really wish my Recommends would
be honored (or debated in the tech-ctte).
Loïc Minier <email@example.com>