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Re: Installing Recommends by default

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 08:26:14AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
>>> Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:

>>>> (I currently can't ues Recommends by default because of lsb-release, so I
>>>> have a bit of a vested interest in solutions that don't require that.)

>>> What's the problem with lsb-release?

>> $ apt-cache show lsb-release | grep Rec
>> Recommends: lsb, apt
>> $ apt-cache show lsb | grep Dep
>> Depends: lsb-core, lsb-graphics, lsb-cxx, lsb-desktop, lsb-qt4
>> $

>> That makes for some rather hefty packages pulled in via this Recommends
>> line.

> I see.  I had the impression that there is a consensus that our tools
> should install Recommends by default in lenny.  If that is the only bug
> that really causes a problem in this respect, why not increase it's
> severity?  Chris, what do you think about it?

Chris apparently concurs and just hadn't had time to look at my bug (which
wasn't that old), as a new version was just uploaded without that
Recommends.  Thank you very much!

I'm much less attached to being able to turn off Recommends now.  :)

(lsb-release is very handy for configuration management systems such as

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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