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Re: How to install Suggested (Was: Are all recommended modules equally important?)

On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, Joe Smith wrote:

I will say the following. I fully agree that "--install-suggests" should exist, and should do the right thing. It sounds like an easy enough feature to add, my guess is that the code for installing or not installing recommends could be adapted to work with relatively little difficulty. (I'm guessing the recommends feature is simply setting a configuration option, so duplicating it and changing the option set should work. I may be wrong though.) That is definately a wishlist bug.


As for the apt.conf configuartion option, I think it is documented in the correct place (configure-index.gz), although it may be wise to mention that file from the main apt-get manpage, as a list of other options that can be used through the -o command line option. That mention is worth a seperate wishlist bug.

Finally, if the documention indicating how one uses the -o command line option is not clear (the apt-get manpage should definately have at least one example of that options use), then that is annother wishlist bug, but may be worth merging in with the previous one.

Tags: patch

Kind regards



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