[Aptitude-devel] Find recommened packages which aren't dependencies

Daniel Burrows dburrows at debian.org
Mon Nov 23 16:32:48 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 02:29:27PM +0100, Matthias-Christian Ott <ott at mirix.org> was heard to say:
> although this is the development mailing list of aptitude, I want to
> ask a rather difficult usage question:
> How do I find the packages which were installed, because the are
> recommened, but aren't required by any package?

  I'm not sure you can really do this via the search language right
now.  You could just disable recommendations and see what would be

  $ aptitude  -s -o 'apt::autoremove::recommendsimportant=false' -o 'aptitude::recommends-important=false' -o 'aptitude::keep-recommends=false'  -o 'apt::install-recommends=false'  install


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