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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 04:30:59PM -0500, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 01:02:05PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> No, because I didn't think they were bugs -- I thought that 
> when a package I was installing recommended another that it meant I 
> should consider whether I wanted to use these other packages too.  
> Often the answer was "no".  Sometimes it was "yes" and I appreciated 
> the recommendation.  And aptitude didn't automatically install them 
> without first giving me a chance to say "yes".  So this seems like a 
> change in the meaning of "recommends" to me, although I admit it may 
> just be an end to my misunderstanding.

I wonder if there's any practical way to catch user misunderstanding 
like this so they can be fixed.

-- hendrik

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