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Re: Depends/Recommends from libraries

On Thu, Mar 09, 2017 at 10:14:13AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Well, I strongly disagree with you.  I think this would take things in the
> wrong direction; I like that software is fully useful when Recommends are
> enabled at the cost of some bloat.
> If you don't want possibly unused software installed, we have a supported
> mechanism for that: disable automatic installation of Recommends.
> That said, it's certainly still fine to question individual choices, and
> to request a downgrade to Suggests if the provided benefit is marginal.
FWIW, +1 on everything here.


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