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Re: Don't disable recoomends by default

On Sat 13 Jul 2019 at 00:17:49 +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:

> On Vi, 12 iul 19, 20:21:08, Reco wrote:
> > 
> > I say - if the user wants to "break" a system by not installing the
> > Recommends - let them. Whenever it's curiosity, a way of learning
> > something new or just a wish to do an OS liposuction.
> Sure.
> Still, I would avoid recommending (ha!) turning off Recommends except if 
> a poster has a specific problem that might be solved by it (e.g. space 
> constraints).
> > Either way it won't break (a hint - Recommends weren't always the
> > default), or the user will learn something new in a process.
> I'm pretty sure Jonas was around when that happened ;)
> > Besides, they don't call Debian the Universal OS for nothing. It can
> > tolerate the surprising amount of "breakage".
> This is not about "breaking" Debian, but confusing the user (why does mc 
> open gziped files, but not zip?)

gzip is already on the system (Priority: required), unzip isn't. But a
confused user wouldn't have this in mind. The recommendation is sound.


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