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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st


On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 11:04:14 +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
>   So that it doesn't ask to install every driver each time. Actually the
> xorg server does that using:
>   xserver-video-driver-all | xserver-video-driver-1.0 and each
> individual xserver-video-driver-foo provides the latter. So it seems
> either --fix-policy --install-recommends does not what it's supposed to,
> or apt is not clever enough yet to enable installation of recommends by
> default.

I think you (and some others on this thread) might want to reread the
announcement mail:

| Apt will install recommends by default for new packages as if those
| were depends.  But it will not complain about unsatisfied recommends
| on your system.
| [...]
| Because it only affects new package installs on your currently
| installed packages nothing changes. If you want to see what would
| change if you had a system with --install-recommends please run:
| # apt-get install --fix-policy --install-recommends


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