Comment 4 for bug 759262

Long ago (circa 2008) in Synaptic I unchecked that option ("install recommended packages as if they were dependencies"). I never noticed an issue like the one I'm describing after upgrading from 08.10 to 9.04 then to 9.10, then to 10.04 and then to 10.10.

If you can point me to where should those logs be, then I'd attach them here.