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Re: [Fwd: major problem with gnome-games dependency]




"Frans Pop" <aragorn@tiscali.nl> wrote in message 200510112149.50067.aragorn@tiscali.nl">news:200510112149.50067.aragorn@tiscali.nl...
On Tuesday 11 October 2005 21:34, Daniel Burrows wrote:
  No, because people like to turn off the installation of
recommendations

Or yes, because it offers more flexibility to people who have a basic idea
of what they are doing.

Exactly. Unless you plan to examine each and every reccomendation of each and every package you install then you should not turn off reccomendation installation.

Recoomendations are intended to be weak depends. In other words recommendations mean: "This package does not actually NEED the listed packages, but it is unlikely you will want to install this package without the listed package." An even better way to think of it is a Depends that can be overridden without apt complaining.




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