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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-users] TDE package(s) installing kdesudo as unwanted "recommends" in Squeeze

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:36:02 -0800

On Tuesday 20 September 2011 01:31:35 am David Hare wrote:
> I noticed when reinstalling kaffeine-trinity that also installed as
> "recommends" were :
> kdesudo-trinity, kpackage-trinity

> I do not use or want either of those on my Debian system and can't see
> the reason for this.
> Although it is not a problem for me to purge them, this could be seen by
> some Debian users as another example of enforced use of Ubuntu-style
> sudo on Squeeze/TDE

> It is not easy to work out whether installing (especially multiple
> packages) with "no-recommends" is a good thing or not; that sometimes
> means reduced functionality.

> My concern is, there are probably other TDE packages which behave
> similarly. I don't know if this counts as a bug or is for some reason
> intentional.
> Any comments?

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.