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Old 06-13-2019, 05:53 AM   #1
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Force apt to install "recommends" after earlier executed "--no-install-recommends" ?


System: Ubuntu 18.04

How can I force apt to install all "recommends" ?

I have installed some packages with flag --no-install-recommends
Code:
sudo apt install --no-install-recommends foo
Now:
- when I try repeat the install command without --no-install-recommends (sudo apt install foo) it says the package "is already the newest version"
- when I try to completely remove the package (sudo apt remove --purge foo) and install it again (sudo apt install foo), it installs it without recommends...

Any hints what to do?
 
Old 06-13-2019, 07:00 AM   #2
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you could do
Code:
sudo aptitude -r install foo
https://linux.die.net/man/8/aptitude
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:29 AM   #3
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Hi Fred44nl,
yes, that did a trick, thank you.

Does anyone know what is the reason that apt stuck on --no-install-recommends and doesnt let to make full reinstall/install afterwards?
 
Old 06-14-2019, 10:10 AM   #4
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Let's have a look at your current Recommends setting:

Code:
apt-config dump | grep Recommends
 
  


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