[Aptitude-devel] Bug#592836: hotkey for adding package without "recommends" list?

Harald Dunkel harald.dunkel at aixigo.de
Tue Apr 12 13:40:35 UTC 2016

Hi Manuel,

On 04/05/2016 08:41 PM, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
>> Maybe the '&' could be used to ignore the recommended
>> packages, while '+' includes all recommended packages
>> as before.
> Perhaps the barely visible 'I' can be used for this, I don't know how
> well it works in practice.

I don't know a hotkey "I" at all. Not documented, AFAICS.

> (It probably should be added to menus and maybe needs better
> documentation).


> Also, you can use '+' and then selectively remove/purge the Recommends
> planned to be installed, I think that it shuold work fine, and in most
> cases would be less taxing than editing the file.

Sorry, but this is not an option. Some packages have an awful long
list of recommendations, not to mention recursive dependencies that
won't go away on "_", because they are on the recommends list of
others. "_" or "-" are *not* an undo of "+" in aptitude.

(Maybe this could be changed as well. *Very* often I have to leave
aptitude with ^C to get back to a reasonable state, ignoring the
previous list of packages to install.)


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