On Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:22:49 +0300 Andrei Borzenkov
bloat, as they are (per definition) not required to
run the software.
That is not true as long as recommends are installed by default by
majority of users and while installRecommends is default mode for
...and I don't say anything against this. If we build for a desktop
system, users probably always want "the latest and greatest" "more"
of it. Enabling and installing Recommends (and maybe even Suggests)
makes sense here.
But not for specific use cases like containers or even servers.
If you (or
anyone else) really don't want to get recommended
packages, why don't you set:
installRecommends = no
in /etc/zypp/zypper.conf and be happy?
Then turn off installRecomends by default.
That's not exaclty my point: I want to turn it off, where we/you
identified special needs.
So far every complaint that disabling
things that I have seen on this list or in bugzilla ends up with "if
you disable installRecommends you are on your own" which effectively
makes Recommends mandatory.
Which I would question (in regard towards those who tell you that:
"Recommends have to be installed"). But I think that this is another
topic, which is independent from Ludwig's current topic.
With kind regards,
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