Recently I tried to install a package and it's suggests by using
apt-get install tuxguitar --install-suggests
although this worked, there was far more installed than I bargained for. A total of 1308 packages were installed, including PovRay, Fortran, TexLive, Apache2, gnucash... You get the picture. None of these items were in the install-suggests list as presented by
apt-get install tuxguitar, so I must assume that the
--install-suggests option recursively looks at the packages requested and their
install-suggests until a 'full' set of packages is created.
Is there a clean method of limiting this recursion?
It's not that I'm really complaining much about some of the programs (I like PovRay), but I like adding to my system a little at a time, trying to make sure that the OS is staying stable!