Devuan bug report logs - #128
Syntax error in 05disable-suggests

Package: devuan-baseconf; Reported by: "Base Lab" <baselab@hushmail.com>;
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 09:03:01 UTC;
Maintainer for devuan-baseconf is (unknown).

View this report as an mbox folder.


Report forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, owner@bugs.devuan.org:
bug#128; Package devuan-baseconf. Full text available.



Acknowledgement sent to "Base Lab" <baselab@hushmail.com>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to owner@bugs.devuan.org. Full text available.



Message received at submit@bugs.devuan.org:

Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:55:59 +0200
To: submit@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: Syntax error in 05disable-suggests
From: "Base Lab" <baselab@hushmail.com>

Package: devuan-baseconf
Version: all

There is a syntax error in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/05disable-suggests :

# cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/05disable-suggests
APT:Install-Suggests "0";

Apt is not complaining about it but quoting 'man apt.conf':

>> [...] Option specification is given with a double colon 
notation; for instance APT::Get::Assume-Yes is an option within the 
APT tool group, for the Get tool. [...]

So the line sould be:

APT::Install-Suggests "0";


Moreover, "0" is the default value, so disabling 05disable-suggests:

# apt-config dump | grep -i -e 'sugg' -e 'recomm'
APT::Install-Recommends "1";
APT::Install-Suggests "0";






Information forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, owner@bugs.devuan.org:
bug#128; Package devuan-baseconf. Full text available.



Acknowledgement sent to Olaf Meeuwissen <paddy-hack@member.fsf.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to owner@bugs.devuan.org. Full text available.



Message received at 128@bugs.devuan.org:

From: Olaf Meeuwissen <paddy-hack@member.fsf.org>
To: 128@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: Re: Syntax error in 05disable-suggests
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:55:06 +0900

Seeing that APT::Install-Suggests "false"; is the default to begin with,
it might be more prudent to simply remove 05disable-suggests from the
package.

As a matter of fact, I don't think this package is needed anymore now
that Jessie has been released.  FWIW, I've purged it with no ill effects
(so far ;-).
--
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2            FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
 GnuPG key: F84A2DD9/B3C0 2F47 EA19 64F4 9F13  F43E B8A4 A88A F84A 2DD9
 Support Free Software                        https://my.fsf.org/donate
 Join the Free Software Foundation              https://my.fsf.org/join





Devuan BTS -- Powered by Debian bug tracking system
Copyright (C) 1999 Darren O. Benham,
1997 nCipher Corporation Ltd, 1994-97 Ian Jackson.

Devuan Bugs Owner <owner@bugs.devuan.org>.
Last modified: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:50:35 UTC