Bug#388290: more info on bogus recommends
> One way to see the recommands is to run aptitude --without-recommends in
> a fresh chroot. Some results.. I've marked packages that I feel are
> probably wrong to be pulled in via recommends with asterisks.
> aptitude --without-recommends install '~t^desktop$'
Aren't some of these recommended packages only alternatives? Are you
sure they will really be installed if run --with-recommends?
> esound-clients *exim* exim4 *exim4-daemon-heavy* *exim4-daemon-light* fam gcc
Which package recommends exim4-daemon-heavy?
$ grep-aptavail -nsPackage -FRecommends exim4-daemon-heavy
Can't be that one, because it's not in the desktop task.