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Re: Recommends for metapackages

On Wed, 11 Jul 2012, Jon Dowland wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 04:39:10PM +0000, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> > On 2012-07-10, Gergely Nagy <algernon@balabit.hu> wrote:
> > > No. Only if installing recommends is turned on, which cannot be
> > > guaranteed.
> > 
> > There is many ways to break your system. turning off installation of
> > recommends is one of them.
> If turning off recommends leads to a broken system, then there's a serious
> bug somewhere, and it isn't the user.

Broken as in "partially working because there are expected features missing"
is the _very_ definition of "not installing a recommended package".

Now, "broken" as in "doesn't work at all for any use case" would be a bug,

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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