Bug#607970: release-notes: maybe discourage a bit from deactivating the auto-install of recommends
On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 10:34:08PM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 13:30:39 +0100, Philipp Kern wrote:
> > Package: release-notes
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Hi there,
> > the wording of "squeeze now installs recommends by default" is pretty neutral:
> > | For squeeze APT automatically installs recommended packages by default. This
> > | can be changed by adding the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf:
> > |
> > | APT::Install-Recommends "false";
> > 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.
> APT in lenny already defaults to APT::Install-Recommends "1";
> Maybe we should just remove this paragraph?
By the way, many new configuration files under apt.conf.d preferences.d
sources.list.d trusted.gpg.d under /etc/apt/ are new for squeeze as I
We may need to adjust text reflecting these new *.d configuration files.