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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

On Aug 01, Reinhard Tartler <siretart@debian.org> wrote:

> TBH, I think this is a very good idea. There are a lot of cases in the
> debian archive, were the package maintainer wants to express that a
> related package should really be installed by default, but is not really
> necessary in all cases. Moreover, in some cases it makes sense to
We have frontends like aptitude to automatically install recommends.
Why was such a huge change, totally opposed to ten years of customs,
implemented without a discussion on debian-devel?

> That's just one line in your apt.conf, as described in the original
> announcement.
That's just one line in the apt.conf of hundred of servers.


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