Thursday, December 15, 2011

How to avoid installing unnecessary packages

A little bit less than a month ago, Jeff Hoogland, the developer of Bodhi Linux, wrote a nice howto about how to avoid installing the unnecessary recommended packages using apt-get.

# apt-get install --no-install-recommends packagename

Later, GNUski translated it for aptitude:

#  aptitude install --without-recommends packagename  

However, it can be done even much easier:

#  aptitude install -R packagename

Saving time, saving energy, saving the WORLD.

Anyway, what would the computer scientists do without World?

std::cout << "Hello World!"

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