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right after my system installation, I add

"APT::Install-Recommends "false";"

to APT settings.

Recently I installed "nvidia-driver" package with

# apt install --install-recommends nvidia-driver

because in this case this was what I wanted. There was only two Recommended package (nvidia-settings and nvidia-persistenced), that I could install manually, but doing it this way this install all packages with Recommends recursively.

However I was expecting that recommended packages installed this way were considered main dependencies., but this is not the case. All these packages are marked 'auto', but they are not considered a dependency for their main package, and are all showing as auto-removable. This is a pain because I can't use autoremove any more.

I know I can installed these recommended packages manually to overcome this problem, but my question is about apt, is there any settings that change this behavior for packages installed with "--install-recommends" so they do not appears in autoremove list?

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