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What is the difference between Recommended and Suggested packages (Ubuntu)

What is the difference between Recommended and Suggested packages (Ubuntu)

On Ubuntu when you install a package, there can be dependencies, recommendations and suggestions. For example: virtualbox-ose has adduser as dependency, libgl1 as recommendation and libpulse0 as suggestion.

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"See Debian's FAQ about this. Ubuntu is based on Debian, so it should be the same:

Package A recommends Package B, if the package maintainer judges that most users would not want A without also having the functionality provided by B.
Package A suggests Package B if B contains files that are related to (and usually enhance) the functionality of A."