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Bug#543256: Make installing recommends optional

Hello Frans,

On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 7:25 PM, Frans Pop<elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
> Attached patches (untested, but straightforward) for three components:
> - base-installer, where the question is asked (at medium priority) and APT
>  is configured accordingly; the setting will persist for the installed
>  system;
> - di-utils: apt-install will now respect the global setting instead of
>  always ignoring Recommends;
> - pkgsel: same, and drop now redundant option to include Recommends for
>  "include" (preseeded additional) packages.

I enjoyed the patches a lot. The only thing I guess we might consider
doing is loggin when pkgsel/include/install-recommends is used.

This can help people to notice that the behaviour has change and that
they need to update their preseeding files.

In this case I think it is worth since it will be quite difficult to
user to notice it otherwise.

> I see two main advantages to going this way:
> - empower our more professional and experienced users;
> - D-I will be a lot more consistent, instead of some components behaving
>  one way and some the other.


Otavio Salvador                  O.S. Systems
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