building package list fails

Brian Kroth bpkroth at
Sun Dec 11 18:09:33 CET 2011

Frank Lienhard <frank at> 2011-12-11 16:24:
> I'm trying to install debina squeeze with Trinity as DE.
> I generated a packagelist this way from an example client:
> aptitude search . | grep ^i | grep -v '^i A' | awk '{ print $2 }'
> and I used that output to generate a class for the package_config, 
> but I end up with less packages installed (e.g. missing kdm-trinity 
> and a xserver at all).
> I found out, that the problem seams to be that additional packages 
> are only installled, when marked as "depends" but not when marked as 
> "recommends".
> Is there a way to tell FAI to install the "recommends" packages also? 
> (or is that the "wrong" way to do it?)

Instead of 
PACKAGES aptitude


PACKAGES aptitude-r

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