If you do not want to install recomended packages you can run
apt-get with the
--no-install-recommends flag or
aptitude with the
If you want these flags to always be enabled (I do NOT recommend this) put the following lines in your
Remember that these packages are recommended for a reason and it is probably not a good idea to ignore it at all times. You would be better off using the flags in the cases where you know that the recommended packages are wrong.