[nSLUG] apt 0.7.2 is coming - some concerns

Gerard MacNeil aa030 at chebucto.ns.ca
Fri Jun 8 23:21:17 ADT 2007


On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 21:12 -0300, Tony Rowe wrote:
> I plan to do an apt 0.7.2 upload for sid this weekend. It's a big merge
> of the version in debian/experimental and the version in Ubuntu.
> [...]
> 
> - automatic removal of unused dependencies
...
> - automatic installation of recommends like aptitude
> [...]
> 
> I have some concerns.


That automatic stuff sounds like the default configuration for
distribution will become more uniform across UI's, delivering "expected"
behavior.

> 
> Sometimes I install [dummy] packages to get the "depends" 
...
> ...or are my apprehensions unfounded?

No doubt you can set your preferred options in the apt configuration
files. 

Gerard




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