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Month: September 2011

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

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:23:09 +0100
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 

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?