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Old 03-22-2012, 05:56 AM   #16
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What's the proper way to comment the apt.conf file?
To comment the apt.conf use //, check this Debian Wiki for more info
 
Old 03-22-2012, 04:30 PM   #17
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Thanks!
 
Old 02-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #18
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There's more than way to comment an apt.conf

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What's the proper way to comment the apt.conf file?
To be complete, $ man apt.conf gets us:

Lines starting with // are treated as comments (ignored), as well as all text between /* and */, just like C/C++ comments.
 
Old 02-24-2013, 11:22 PM   #19
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How to configure apt-get to install suggested packages?
If apt-get installs suggested packages every time you install a package your machine will be full in no time.
apt-get installs only what is necessary.
If apt-get installs suggests then what about the suggests for the suggested?

You can look at some of the packages here & see how many items are suggested for different packages.
Star around chapter4
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs...svn/index.html

Last edited by EDDY1; 02-24-2013 at 11:25 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 12:48 AM   #20
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Let us see.

Hmm, after 9 years we are still suggesting ways to completely bloat an inocent install of Debian.

That is dedication.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 12:59 AM   #21
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Let us see.

Hmm, after 9 years we are still suggesting ways to completely bloat an inocent install of Debian.

That is dedication.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Time to lock this thread maybe?
 
  


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