Re: Potato now stable
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jason Gunthorpe) wrote on 14.08.00 in <Pine.LNX.3.96.1000814223833.28543Jemail@example.com>:
> On Mon, 14 Aug 2000, Joey Hess wrote:
> > You know, if apt could only support Reccommends, task packages could be
> I don't care for this much, it breaks the model that apt-get follows, it
Well, I'd *very very much* like apt-get to be able to do *something* with
Recommends: and Suggests:.
Currently, I either have to go to dselect just to see what Recommends: I'm
missing, or else do some pretty incredible shell pipelines to handle
Suggests: with apt-get.
Now I can certainly accept that it'd be a bad thing to change apt-get's
default behaviour, but that doesn't mean some reasonable support could not
be done with some command line switches.
I think the interesting functionality would be as follows:
for (A) Recommends: or (B) Recommends:+Suggests:,
for (i) a list of packages given on the command line or (ii) all installed
packages, or (iii) all newly-to-install-or-upgrade packages (that is,
recursively including packages which would be installed by a Recommends:/
list and optionally install those packages, the same way you'd do with