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Re: [Question #254032]: Execute Command not working - xterm socat


Question #254032 on Epoptes changed:

    Status: Open => Answered

Alkis Georgopoulos proposed the following answer:
> Why wouldn't socat be installed with epoptes by default?

epoptes Recommends epoptes-client
epoptes-client Depends on socat

==> "APT "recommends" disabled by default."

So when you install epoptes in Linux Mint, epoptes-client doesn't get
installed, and so you lose some features.

To solve it, install epoptes-client.

To help others, file a bug report against Linux Mint, and tell them that Debian Policy states (https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html):
"The Recommends field should list packages that would be found together with this one in all but unusual installations."

...and that's why Recommends should be enabled by default, as it is in
Ubuntu and in Debian.

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