Bug#520844: evince: ghostscript as a recommends

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Thu Apr 23 19:54:14 UTC 2009

Le jeudi 23 avril 2009 à 15:08 -0400, Michael S. Gilbert a écrit :
> On Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:41:07 +0200, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> > Michael S. Gilbert wrote:
> > > recommends are now automatically installed, so this shouldn't happen too
> > > often.
> > 
> > Except for new installs AFAIK.
> i presume that a new install via debian-installer does not circumvent
> apt's default behavior.  is there any reason to think that this is not
> the case?

It is disabled during initial installation, but even if it wasn’t, and
even if the default installation included it, I’d still consider
removing libspectre from the dependencies a very bad idea.

We received several bug reports because of some rhythmbox plugins that
didn’t work when you don’t install the Recommends. Believe me, for
something as fundamental as PostScript support in evince, we would be
drowning under bugs.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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  `-     future understand things”  -- Jörg Schilling
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