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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

Neil Williams <linux@codehelp.co.uk> writes:

>> E.g. by filing bugs against package (and possibly NMU them) that
>> abuse the Recommends relationship.
> Like moving all Recommends: into Suggests?


> Recommends does NOT apply to everyone - that is Policy. 

Quoting Debian Policy 7.2:

: Recommends 
:   This declares a strong, but not absolute, dependency.
:   The Recommends field should list packages that would be found 
:   together with this one in all but unusual installations.

> What apt is now doing is undermining Policy by removing that CHOICE to
> not use any recommended packages.

No. The apt team intends to finally implement what is mandated by Debian
Policy for years.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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