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Bug#606513: release-notes: Incorrect apt config file path

severity 606513 wishlist


On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 11:33:57PM +0200, Geoff Shang wrote:
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: normal
> In the Ix86 version of the Squeeze Release Notes (at least) at  
> http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/i386/release-notes/, several  
> references are made to changing apt config options.  The user is told  
> that they can change these options in /etc/apt/apt.conf.

> But no such  file exists on my Lenny system, and neither does it on that of a
> friend  running Syd, so chances are it doesn't in Squeeze either.

You can create this /etc/apt/apt.conf (which doesn't exist by default).

> Instead, there is /etc/apt/apt.conf.d which contains a number of files  
> but nowhere obvious to specify the suggested directives.

We can nevertheless reword this a little bit:
echo 'APT::Install-Recommends "false";' >> /etc/apt/apt.conf
echo 'APT::Install-Recommends "false";' >> /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/NNdisable-recommends

(no clue about indices in man apt.conf)

> I've yet to read the entire document, but have found this problem in  
> chapters 2 and 4.  In particular, I'd like to disable the apparently new  
> behaviour of automatically installing recommended packages, but I don't  
> know where this directive should be specified.

Simon Paillard

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