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Re: Depends/Recommends from libraries




Andrey Rahmatullin <wrar@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Thu, Mar 09, 2017 at 10:14:13AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> If you don't want possibly unused software installed, we have a
>> supported mechanism for that: disable automatic installation of
>> Recommends.

> Which explodes from time to time, like when ntpdate and ntpd only
> recommended lockfile-progs (#731976).

Sure, but hopefully we find and report those as bugs.  I personally run
without recommends on Debian unstable on several different types of
systems and report these problems whenever I run into them.

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Russ Allbery (rra@xxxxxxxxxx)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>