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Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

On Thu August 9 2007 12:08:05 pm Florent Rougon wrote:
> Bruce Sass <bmsass@shaw.ca> wrote:
> > dselect doesn't force you to install recommended packages; for as
> > long as I can remember (since Bo) it has given you a list with the
> > recommends preselected, and a simple keypress is all that is needed
> > to decline them.
> I'm afraid your memory is not serving you well here. I've been using
> Debian since the time where slink was in "frozen" state, and I
> remember very well that I had to wait a few years before being able
> not to install Recommends. Looking at the changelog, it seems the
> change (in dpkg trunk, not in stable releases!) dates from November
> 1999:
> Sun Nov 28 21:56:32 CET 1999 Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
>   * dselect/pkgdepcon.cc: don't treat recommends like (pre-)depends.
>     Instead make it similar to suggests but default to selecting the
> package.
> For the sake of History, ;-)

I guess my memory doesn't really go back as far as I thought.
Thanks for the correction. :)

- Bruce

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