[TAG] What is the policy of apt in lenny ?
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Mon Oct 6 06:32:29 MSD 2008
On Sun, 05 Oct 2008, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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
> > off.
> 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.
I suppose that Debian wanted to differentiate "Recommends" and
> If I'd wanted a bloated system, I'd have installed GNOME in the first
> place. ;->
I don't know precisely what "gdeskcal" does over and above being a
calendar but I use "wyrd" which does not even require X.
I think "someone" needs to take time off and design a GUI that
emphasises the "U as in usage" aspect and ignores the "I as in
eye-candy" aspect. (The usual rule about three fingers pointing back
applies when I am pointing at "someone"!)
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