[TAG] What is the policy of apt in lenny ?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Oct 6 06:00:07 MSD 2008
uoting Kapil Hari Paranjape (kapil at imsc.res.in):
> The policy which has changed with lenny is that "Recommended" packages
> are installed by apt unless the user specifically turns this feature
Aha. Well, that's mildly evil. One of several reasons I've always
preferred the apt-get tool over aptitude is that (until now) it has
defaulted to not autoinstalling "Recommends" dependencies.
If I'd wanted a bloated system, I'd have installed GNOME in the first
So, J.Bakshi, one wants to add:
...to /etc/apt/apt.conf . Problem solved.
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