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Thu Jan 11 23:37:55 MST 2007
On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 10:11:50PM -0700, David L. Anselmi wrote:
> But I wouldn't worry about it. You can get a list of recommends that
> aren't installed when you upgrade things. And if you don't notice it's
> missing, who cares? I do sometimes notice things being recommended that
> I don't want (like FAM) and cancel them, though.
It was a short enough list that I just went through by hand and checked. I
have noticed that occasionally an important feature of a package requires a
"Recommends" package because there are also uses of the package where you
wouldn't want that feature. I don't have an example offhand, but I've seen it
a few times. I remember a few times having problems with things installed via
apt-get and tracing it back to a missing "Recommends" package since apt-get
doesn't install them by default.
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