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Re: Recommends for metapackages

On Jo, 12 iul 12, 12:10:29, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> Erm, how have I broken my system? I did not. (Turning Install-Recommends
> off is definitely not breaking my system, FYI.)

It means you are running with a non-default configuration and you should 
be aware of the side-effects.

The attitude that Recommends are not important is probably the reason 

1. some Maintainers use Depends, where Recommends would be more 

2. some Maintainers use Recommends, where Suggests would be more 

Dear Maintainers,

Please don't forget that a Recommends will pull in packages in all but 
unusual installations :)
Therefor you may be bloating your user's computer needlessly and make it 
really hard for them to clean up afterwards (in case of circular 
Recommends packages will be kept installed even if marked as 

Kind regards,
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