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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> This is not a question of removing choice.  This change in apt is the
> only thing that *gives* you a choice of installing recommends via apt.
> That the solution for disabling this in your use case is not immediately
> obvious is not a reason to not adopt a reasonable default in apt.

I think it's also particularly annoying for our two major recommended
package installation interfaces, aptitude and apt-get, to do the opposite
thing by default with this core of a feature.  What a recipe for
confusion for the average user who doesn't know the history and doesn't
choose them based on their Recommends-handling behavior!  We shouldn't be
substituting tool selection for configuration.

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

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