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$" will
> > > install everything that's directly suggested by "package".
> On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 02:21:52PM +0900, Charles Plessy <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> > Do you think that there could be an option
> > that does the same except that the package would be flagged "auto" ?
Le Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:03:27AM -0700, Daniel Burrows a écrit :
> There could be. In fact, you can get it now:
> "~Rsuggests:^package$+M" (the "+M" means "install it and mark it
> 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.
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,
Wakō, Saitama, Japan