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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

On Wed, Aug 01, 2007, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> We have frontends like aptitude to automatically install recommends.

 and it's the single frontend doing this: synaptic + apt-get are very
 common and there was no reason to duplicate this logic in all

> Why was such a huge change, totally opposed to ten years of customs,
> implemented without a discussion on debian-devel?

 It was discussed:

 and this only sets a target date for fixing our archive, the change is
 not effective yet, and even when it will affect sid, there will still
 be time to fix any bad recommends before the release.

Loïc Minier

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