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Re: weird aptitude behavior

On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 14:11:48 -0400, Matt Miller wrote:


> I turned off recommends as dependencies with
> Aptitude::Recommends-Important "false";
> in /etc/apt/apt.conf
> and when I aptitude -s install mediawiki I still get x11-common and
> other unneeded x libs wanting to install...
> I think there's a difference between the packages 'mediawiki' and
> 'mediawiki1.7' which seems weird to me as the dependencies for
> mediawiki are lised as mediawiki1.7 and mediawiki1.7-math.
> I wonder why all those other packages?

mediawiki1.7-math depends on imagemagick
imagemagick depends on libx11-6
libx11-6 depends on libx11-data
libx11-data pre-depends on x11-common

Add a few more such chains of dependencies and a lot of packages are
pulled in by mediawiki1.7-math.

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