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Re: Depends/Recommends from libraries

On Thu, Mar 09, 2017 at 12:22:17PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> >> If you don't want possibly unused software installed, we have a
> >> supported mechanism for that: disable automatic installation of
> >> Recommends.
> > Which explodes from time to time, like when ntpdate and ntpd only
> > recommended lockfile-progs (#731976).
> Sure, but hopefully we find and report those as bugs.  I personally run
> without recommends on Debian unstable on several different types of
> systems and report these problems whenever I run into them.
But how do you decide if a specific problem caused by Recommends not
installed is serious enough to be worth a bug report? "all but unusual
installations" after all.


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