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Re: Dont install suggested and recommended packages with apt-get?

On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 05:31:42PM +0000, John Ericson wrote:
> When Im doing an 'apt-get install reportbug' it wants to install packages
> that is using 'Recommends' and 'Suggests' depending, but I want it to only
> install packages that it absolutly needs (Such as with the 'Depends'
> depending). How can I do this with the apt-get command-line tool?
> Excerpt from 'apt-cache show reportbug':
> Depends: python
> Recommends: python-newt
> Suggests: postfix | mail-transport-agent, gnupg | pgp, python-ldap (>= 1.8-1)

You can theoretically use "echo ..." and "apt-get --set-selections"

But set-selection action is easier with using "dselect"

# dselect update
# dselect select


# apt-get dselect-upgrade
# dselect install

I do not know what the differece between 2 commandlines above. 
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