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

Package: devuan-baseconf; Reported by: "Base Lab" <>; Done: KatolaZ <>; Maintainer for devuan-baseconf is (unknown).

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Subject: solved a long ago...

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This seems to have been solved in recent versions of
devuan-baseconf. Please reopen if this is not the case

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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

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 ;-).
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Subject: Syntax error in 05disable-suggests
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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";

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