request for release notes translations

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Tue Oct 28 12:08:09 GMT 2008

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 01:54:41PM +0300, Dmitry Agafonov wrote:

> > > 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.

> Still not clear.
> This option, as named, logically must force installation of recommended
> packages, not prevent.
> Moreover, other options do have values (APT::Archives::MaxAge "30";), where
> APT::Install-Recommends seems do not, or somebody forgot to mention...

> Can we assume it must be specified as APT::Install-Recommends "false"; ?

You're quite correct, we should make it clear what the value is that we're
setting.  Thanks for pressing the point - I've updated this now in the
English version.

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