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Re: Recommends for metapackages

Andrei POPESCU <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> writes:

> On Mi, 11 iul 12, 14:41:50, Gergely Nagy wrote:
>> Andrei POPESCU <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> writes:
>> >
>> > Depending on how you do the package selection on your next installation 
>> > you might end up with rsyslog, but without logrotate[1].
>> I don't see how that would break anything. logrotate is not necessary
>> for log rotation, not with the syslog daemon of my choice at least. And
>> as you said yourself, log rotation isn't mandatory either.
> Given that I have turned off Recommends on that system because it's 
> space constrained (it's running from a 2GB USB stick) having logs not 
> rotated would have become a problem eventually.

a) logrotate is not required for log rotation.
b) You can still install it if you need it.

I can also stop installing my video driver, since it's not depended on
(nor recommended) by anything but the huge xserver-xorg-video-all
metapackage, and then call my system broken. *shrug*


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