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Re: Bug#863361: dgit-user(7): replace apt-get build-deps with mk-build-deps




David Kalnischkies writes ("Re: Bug#863361: dgit-user(7): replace apt-get build-deps with mk-build-deps"):
> I would recommend not to recommend it because apt follows the general
> recommendation of not recommending the installation of recommendations
> of build-dependencies by default for all recommended Debian releases.

When you install the build-depends for unfamiliar programs, you are
trying to debug, do you install recommends ?  I have found that it is
usually wiser not to.

Installing the recommends of build-depends typically shovels in
massive piles of junk, which is (a) a big download (b) often contains
daemons and other weirdness that is obviously not needed.

Ian.