Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#68 new enhancement

do not install aptitude by default

Reported by: jrollins Owned by: jrollins
Priority: major Component: debirf
Keywords: Cc:
Sensitive: no


i would like to not have to install aptitude by default. however, for some unknown reason, apt-get is insisting on installing some very unwanted recommends for some packages (see source:trunk/debirf/fs/usr/share/debirf/modules/rescue). using aptitude, which is also insisting on trying to install recommends, appears to be the only way around it right now.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Daniel Kahn Gillmor

So it looks like you're using the trailing - as meaning "package forbidden" to work around things with aptitude. Does this syntax not also work with apt-get?

Can you say why you're opposed to aptitude?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by jrollins

i just wanted to make the debirf base as minimal as possible so that the minimal profile is as small as possible.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by jrollins

there are now 2 dependencies on aptitude (in install-kernel and rescue modules) that are hard to get around.

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