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Re: testing is broken

Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> writes:

> You know, the root of *many* of the problems people are having is that
> apt just doesn't handle some stuff well. It doesn't do suggests in a
> helpful manner. It doesn't always handle recommends in a helpful manner.

Optional things like suggests and recommends are not done at all;
that's its chief shortcoming.

But dselect does them *even worse*.  It will for example declare
*conflicts* because A suggests B, B conflicts with C, and I want to
install A and C.


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