Re: suggested/recommended packages
Rick Pasotto wrote:
Packages often suggest or recommend other packages. Is there a program
that will check what I currently have installed for any suggested or
recommended packages that I do *not* have installed?
When a program is initially installed I may have no need for one or more
of the suggestions but then not be aware of it when it becomes useful.
List any package which suggests packages not installed:
$ aptitude search ~i~Bsuggests
List any packcage which recommends packages not installed:
$ aptitude search ~i~Brecommends
Then, to see whether you are missing anything good:
$ aptitude show [package]
On woody you may need to use apt-cache for the "show" operation. I don't
think the woody version of aptitude supports it.
Is this what you had in mind?