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The The Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe, previously known as The Water Cooler, is a place to post stuff that has absolutely nothing at all to do with computers, broadband, Scot's Newsletter, or anything that's "supposed" to be here.
It seems that every time I post an item for sale on craigslist, I get several responses from people phishing for email addresses. I always state quite clearly in my post that I never respond to email request, but that doesn't stop them from trying. I know it probably won't help to deter them, but it gives me a little satisfaction. I created an email account on mail.com called bottomlesspit that I use only to respond to these request with this message "This is an automated response to an email phishing attack. I hope you enjoy sending lots of emails to this bottomlesspit that NEVER GETS READ!!"
I like MX but I prefer Debian for a number of reasons. Oh, and it seems that when Stable gets point releases like recently, some at the MX forums seem afraid to let the updates come through, which I find interesting. I never worried about that when I had MX installed, and I certainly don't worry about it with Stable!
I don't know about Buster. There are no conf files in /etc that set it and I don't even have Synaptic installed. I think it may just be apt default and siduction may have carried over the config which I copied over for that post above from a time when it wasn't default in Debian several releases ago.
Yes, quite interesting. How is this set by default in Debian? I booted into a live session of MX-19 and I see the /etc/apt/apt.conf file, where the setting to install recommends is set to false. Looked at a couple of my Buster installations and found no /etc/apt/apt.conf file. I did find /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99synaptic, where the install recommends is set to true. (Same in my Kubuntu 19.10 installation.) But I don't use Synaptic for package management, I just use the command line.