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.