Re: Interactive package management via aptitude
> > Aptitude installs all recommended packages by default which was rather
> > annoying until I found that in the options menu as I ran out of space a
> > couple of times.
> as does apt-get.
I'm fairly sure synaptic doesn't select recommended by default, however
the synaptic package itself is a package where installing recommended
packages by default may be a good idea (Adds useful repo management
functionality like add cdrom (which isn't obvious from the dependency
descriptions) without pulling in the world).
'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a