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Re: install impressions

On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 08:41:34AM -0400, Phillip Hofmeister <plhofmei@zionlth.org> was heard to say:
> On Mon, 15 Jul 2002 at 02:25:51PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> > apt-get install gnome installs gnome, but no xserver-common or
> > xserver-xfree86. gnome is no big use without an xserver, is it?
> > (unless, of course, you have an xterm farm).
> As I recall, apt-get only installs depends, not suggests or recommends.  Since
> you can run gnome perfectly fine on a remote X session without having X
> installed locally I would conclude it is correct not to include it as a
> depend.

  It doesn't seem to be Recommended either, though..


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