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Re: Bug#607970: release-notes: maybe discourage a bit from deactivating the auto-install of recommends

On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 12:31:06PM -0500, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 01:30:39PM +0100, Philipp Kern wrote:

> > Maybe the paragraph should also state that doing so is supported, but that the
> > description of recommends is that those packages should be installed together
> > in usual setups.  Maybe this would do?

> > | Please note: The Debian Policy suggests that packages are to be found together
> > | with the recommended ones in all but unusual installations.

> Then it's time to go over the entire package data base and make sure 
> this is true.  When I update My debian testing system in aptitude, it 
> often comes up with a liet of recommended packages that wouldnt interest 
> me at all.  Such as, for example, documentation in Estonian.  Or 
> plug-ins for hardware I don't have.  Or the like.

And have you filed bug reports on these packages when you've encountered
this?  The only way these are going to be addressed is if users who find
such issues report them.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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