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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).

My bad it is, I just use a machine where I can't remember changing that
in years and boy am I glad.


'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
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

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