On 20/09/11 18:36, Greg Madden wrote: > I am a Squeeze-KDE trinity user. > > KDE-trinity does seem to have more depends than I would like to see, but as long > as they are recommends or suggestions I have control of what gets installed. > Afaik 'apt.conf' file will set up a global recommends/suggestion install policy > for your system. Some package managers are better than others in showing what is > a recommend or suggestion, i personally like 'dselect' > > A DE will function fine without recommends& suggestions. Increased functionality > is a personal thing, if you want it you will know it and can install as needed. > > As far as a bug I would say not necessarily, it is a decision someone made, minds > can change, suggest a different possibility. > I use apt-get, which by default installs "recommends". I know how to use apt.conf My point is that sudo, if wanted on a Debian system, is normally configured by deliberate user action only and has no apparent reason to be a "recommends" of a multimedia application. Also what has kpackage got to do with multimedia?