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"No recommends" on Debian/Ubuntu by default
Tue, 17 May 2011 22:19:43 +0000

Sometimes you want to install some packages quickly and you know exactly what components you need. Then installing uneccessary 20 MB (recommended/suggested packages) when you need just 200 kB package is just waste of your time and disk space. Here's good news: you can easily tell apt not to install recommend (and/or suggested) packages to make installation faster:

echo 'APT::Install-Recommends "0"; APT::Install-Suggests "0";' \
    > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/no-recommends

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