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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 07:14:14PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 19:28:27 +0200
> md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) wrote:
> > On Aug 01, Michael Vogt <mvo@debian.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > We, the APT Development Team, will change apt to install recommended
> > > packages by default on October 1st. This should give enough time to
> > Why? What is the point?
> Precisely - just what is the benefit? I really don't think this is a
> good idea. My immediate reaction is to disable recommends on all my
> boxes. Have I got to write a script now to force this decision to be
> undone whenever I install a new box? I'll certainly need something like
> that for the cross-built apt for Emdebian
> - embedded devices will not cope with this change.

You can easily drop a file in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d in some base emdebian
package, methinks. That shouldn't be too hard, no?

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