request for release notes translations

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Tue Oct 28 10:22:15 GMT 2008


Hello,

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 08:18:56AM +0530, ம. ஸ்ரீ ராமதாஸ்|Sri Ramadoss M wrote:
> //In accordance with the Debian Policy Manual (which says "The 'Recommends'
> field should list packages that would be found together with this one in all
> but unusual installations"), the package management system now installs
> packages listed in the Recommends: field of other installed packages as well
> as Depends: by default. If you want to avoid this for specific packages, use
> apt-get --no-install-recommends; if you want to make this permanent, set
> APT::Install-Recommends in /etc/apt/apt.conf. //

> The Tamil equivalent is in progess an I need a clarification here on the
> above cited paragraph.

> Is it right,

> //If you want to avoid this for specific packages, use
> apt-get --no-install-recommends; if you want to make this permanent, set
> APT::Install-Recommends in /etc/apt/apt.conf //

> Or should it be,

> //If you want to avoid this for specific packages, use
> apt-get --no-install-recommends; if you want to make this permanent, remove
> APT::Install-Recommends in /etc/apt/apt.conf //

> It appears that by default 'apt' will install the recommended packages,
> which means entry for it will be there in /etc/apt/apt.conf

> So to override that, a User has to remove it from the file? Please clarify.

The original release note text is correct.  apt implements
recommends-by-default as a /compile-time/ default; to change this behavior
you must add an option to your apt.conf, as stated.

Cheers,
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