Re: improvements to apt: my thanks to the developers
Received Mon 03 Nov 2003 6:07am +1100 from Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton:
> 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.
I wanted something like this too, so I put it into wajig (a command
line front end to apt and friends):
wajig installr xserver-xfree86
installs the package and all the recommended packages. Similarly
wajig installs xserver-xfree86
for suggested packages. And for both:
wajig installrs xserver-xfree86