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Re: Progeny Linux Systems Announces Progeny Debian Beta One

On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 02:55:38PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > Recommends rather than Depends so you can remove part of a task (which is
> > something that is missing from Debian's tasks because apt ignores both
> > suggests and recommends.)
> Havn't dealt with apt internals but IMHO this could be possibly
> implemeted by optional parameters, couldn't it?

The correct solution would IMO be to install recommends by default, but
leave suggests up to the front-end.  apt-get would ignore suggests (and
recommends too if you use dselect-upgrade), and capt, aptitude, whatever
will just use the apt library anyway.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>               GnuPG key 1024D/DCF9DAB3
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* Knghtbrd pelts wichert with NERF darts
* wichert notes there are no ICBM nerfs yet and ignores kngtbrd
<Knghtbrd> wichert - just wait, after seeing the NERF gatling guns, ICBMs
           are not far off (just pump the damned thing for an hour or two
           is all...)

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