Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st
On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 09:58:30PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> > No - because the default is already in place in aptitude which is WHY I
> > don't use aptitude. If apt goes the same way, the default configuration
> > of each offers no choice.
> > By the time I get a chance to switch that option off, the installation
> > has added loads of JUNK that I do NOT want.
> but when aptitude came up with that setting a lot of Recommends: should
> have been in Suggests: instead.
Just to clarify, aptitude didn't "come up" with anything. This was
the standard behavior in Debian at the time (dselect was far more
draconian about forcing you to install recommended packages), and one
of the top complaints I got was that aptitude mishandled Recommends by
not installing them!