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Re: Using "--no-install-recommends" option of apt-get

On Fri 11 Oct 2019 at 09:43:44 (-0500), Richard Owlett wrote:
> I'm attempting a *VERY CUSTOM* install of Buster.
> I did a plain CLI install with no apparent problem.
> I logged into the new system as root.
> I then attempted to do
> apt-get --no-install-recommends mate-desktop-environment ...list of
> other programs...
> Error message was that it did not understand "--no-install-recommends"
> in context.
> I've done this in previous releases without problems.
> What syntax have I forgotten?

If that's what you typed, then there's no command there.
It would be far better if you would paste the whole line and the
accompanying error message.


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