aptitude - get missing "recommends" packages
Posted on 2004-11-10
Recently I started using aptitude on my debian system for package management. I'm using the command line aptitude (no UI).
I figured out the command to display all my installed packages that have missing "recommends" dependencies, and I'd like to know what command I could issue to aptitude if I wanted to install all those missing "recommends" packages. I think the command I did was "aptitude search ~i~Brecommends", so given that list of packages, is there any way to go through that lists "recommends" and install the ones that are missing? Reading though the aptitude user manual leads me to believe that this is most likely possible, although I'm a little confused at the small differences between all the different (but similar) search patterns if offers. Anyone know how I could accomplish this?
thanks for your help