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Re: Installation of suggested packages: recursive or not?

> > Le Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 08:13:30AM -0700, Daniel Burrows a écrit :
> > >   BTW, aptitude already supports non-recursively installing Suggests, and
> > > flagging them as manual at the same time: "~Rsuggests:^package$" will
> > > install everything that's directly suggested by "package".

> On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 02:21:52PM +0900, Charles Plessy <charles-debian-nospam@plessy.org> was heard to say:
> > Do you think that there could be an option
> > that does the same except that the package would be flagged "auto" ?

Le Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:03:27AM -0700, Daniel Burrows a écrit :
>   There could be.  In fact, you can get it now:
>   "~Rsuggests:^package$+M"  (the "+M" means "install it and mark it
> automatic")
>   On the other hand, resurrecting "--with-suggests" would be a more
> friendly way of doing this.  I think I would add a sanity-check to force
> you to turn on "SuggestsImportant" in the config file first: if you
> don't, the newly installed packages will be unused and the installs will
> be immediately canceled.

Hi again,

on a second thought, I think that it would be better to have the suggested
package installed by --with-suggests to be flagged "manual" than to require
the user to switch the behaviour of the whole system to

For my original problem, another solution would simply to provide a
metapackage that recommends the original package plus everything it

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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