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Re: improvements to apt: my thanks to the developers

On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 08:48:58PM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> so, with that background, i am absolutely DELIGHTED to note that
> apt has some additional information that it displays: it shows up
> the recommended and suggested packages.
> this is INCREDIBLY helpful because by installing one package i can
> go "hm, maybe i should add that, too".
> possible future improvements on this theme could include options,
> including in /etc/apt/apt.conf, to _always_ add the recommended
> packages to the list of packages to be installed.

Maybe you should give dselect or aptitude a try. aptitude can easily be
used as a command-line based program and can autommatically handle
recommends and suggestsi besides a lot of other nice features. Please
check Joey Hess's propaganda on aptitude's goodies, which can be found at

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