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Gordon

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Sugessted Packages when installing
« on: December 20, 2014, 08:02:41 PM »
Hi All

Every time I install a new Program it comes up with the packages that it needs to work followed by a suggested bunch which I have no time to write down to try and install them. Is it possible for the programmers to add a a line that would allow you to select the suggestions before or after it has done the install thus allowing you to select them if you want to ? not that I have any idea what the additional packages would do to the program other the take up some drive space of course. Just wondering that's all
Cheers :D
Gordon
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Re: Sugessted Packages when installing
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 09:20:53 PM »
there is:

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apt-get <some app> --install-suggests

but you can end up pulling a lot of packages you don't really need; typically they don't bork your system.

I think there is also a way to check what will be recommended before doing an install; should be in the man page.
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Gordon

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Re: Sugessted Packages when installing
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 07:38:00 PM »
Hi  PackRat

Thanks for the info, as I said was just wondering if there was any real point in adding the suggested packages but as everything seem to work for me OK i guess there is no point  :)
Cheers :D
Gordon
Gigabyte Motherboard GA-MA69G-S3H , 8 Gb Ram, Realtek RX550 Graphics,  VSIDO