Do-release-upgrade with the aptitude equivalent of --without-recommends?
This is the first time I upgraded an installation without a full reïnstall. It was quite convenient, actually.
Only large downside is the fact that do-release-upgrade has no '--without-recommends' switch like aptitude. I install Ubuntu like this:
- installation with cli.seed (bare bone commandline installation)
- aptitude -R <huge package list containing only packages that I need>
This results (in our case) in a pretty slim 3 Gigabyte XFCE installation capable of powering our main desktop. This desktop serves the printer (Airprint, Samba, CUPS HTTP). Collects e-mail. Handles a public share and is capable of media playback. Which is quite nice for 3 Gigabytes.
However, after the succesful upgrade to 13.10, the installation grew to 4,6 Gigabytes.
I was wondering, is it possible to upgrade without installing all the packages mentioned in the Recommends field of each package?
If not, I will try to upgrade the next time by adjusting /etc/apt/sources.list to the new distribution and start upgrading. Is that a viable alternative?
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