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Re: Bug#438665: Orphaned packages with quite some users

On Wed, 31 Oct 2007, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Bart Samwel [Wed, 31 Oct 2007 21:32:57 +0100]:
> Hello Bart. While I understand your reasoning, it may be now the time to
> revisit it:
> > or Recommends which 
> > behaves exactly like Depends (like some package managers treat Recommends, 
> > but not all),
> As announced in [1] and can be seen in [2], apt now will install
> recommends by default. And I'm not sure off hand, if not demoting your
> Depends to Recommends would warrant a RC bug.
>   [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2007/08/msg00000.html
>   [2] http://packages.qa.debian.org/a/apt/news/20071023T154702Z.html

The problem is not so much on manually installed package but on initial
installation. I'm not sure what would get installed via the laptop task if
we made that a Recommends...

Raphaël Hertzog

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