APT: suggested packages are required?
- Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:34:54 +0000 (UTC)
- From: David Griffith <dave@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: APT: suggested packages are required?
I just noticed an odd behavior of APT when I tried installing
inform6-compiler and inform6-library. I used to think that recommended
packages would be mentioned at installation, but wouldn't be added unless
you explicitly asked for them. So, I tried to install the compiler and
library on a headless machine and APT decided that it had to also install
a zcode interpreter and picked one that wanted to pull in all sorts of
graphical libraries. Is that really necessary?
Also, why is there no "inform6" package that simply installs both the
compiler and standard library?
A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
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