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Re: Opt out style recommends

On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Pirate Praveen wrote:
> See #819854 for a background.
> Currently gitlab recommends letsencrypt, it means someone has to opt in for
> letsencrypt by running something like
> apt-get install gitlab letsencrypt

Only if the sysadmin has disabled recommends, usually they are opt-out
by default.

> But I would like letsencrypt to be available by default (postinst asks if
> they want to use letsencrypt, there is no way to install letsencrypt after
> that question).

What about `dpkg-reconfigure gitlab`?

> May be we could add a field like Optional, which will be like Depends unless
> removed manually.

That is exactly what Recommends means, unless you configure your
system to treat it like Suggests (which many sysadmins do).



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