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.