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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

On Wed, Aug 01, 2007, Neil Williams wrote:
> Recommends does NOT apply to everyone - that is Policy. What apt is now
> doing is undermining Policy by removing that CHOICE to not use any
> recommended packages.

 It's the other way around; in the last months, I bumped plenty of
 Recommends to *Depends* because I received too many reports about this
 or that nor working by default.  Practically speaking, "Recommends" is
 unusable in the current state of things, and it finally will mean
 something, thanks to this change.  What you're asking for already
 exists: it's Suggests; we don't need a second Suggests.

Loïc Minier

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