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Re: Porting Xconfigurator to Debian!

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 09:20:30AM +0000, David Goodenough <david.goodenough@btconnect.com> was heard to say:
> Not only will most people only read the top level package description, i.e.
> x-window-system, but if they are using apt-get the suggested pacakged are
> not even offered as an option.  Perhaps apt-get needs as option which says
> either treat suggests as requires, or ask for confirmation on suggests.

  Trust me, you don't want to treat Suggests as Depends.  Try
"aptitude -s --with-suggests install x-window-system" in a clean chroot
if you don't believe me..

  (I'm sure there was another, even more innocent looking package, which
   would install about 1G of stuff on your hard drive if you followed all
   suggests, but I can't remember what it was now)


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