On 9 April 2013 14:11, Michal Kubeček email@example.com wrote:
On Tuesday 09 of April 2013 13:58EN, Cristian Morales Vega wrote:
On 9 April 2013 13:47, Greg Freemyer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: Why? The whole point of being a *recommendation* is that the concerned user can decide to ignore it if he wants to.
I would agree if OpenSuSE didn't install all recommended packages by default (or there weren't so many of them that manual selection in installer is highly impractical).
If we are talking about this specific case there aren't "so many", there is just one. Unselect it in YaST or use "zypper in fio -gnuplot".
If we are talking about a more general problem, * In zypper zypper in --no-recommends /etc/zypp/zypper.conf:installRecommends
* Globally /etc/zypp/zypp.conf:solver.onlyRequires
(sure, it would be nice to have GUI tools for it)
We have the whole set of dependencies: Requires, Recommends and Suggests (plus soft dependencies the other way around). Just use whatever fits best. But in any case in this specific example there exists a relationship between the two packages. The correct fix surely is not to ignore the fact.