[SOLVED] Update: Crystal No description given 0.32.0-1 What is this?

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[SOLVED] Update: Crystal No description given 0.32.0-1 What is this?

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I installed the latest updates that were available.

And was then left with Firefox and Crystal No description given 0.32.0-1 3rd party update dist.crystal-lang.org to install.

Any idea where this Crystal install comes from and why I might or might not install it?

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Re: Update: Crystal No description given 0.32.0-1 What is this?

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Probably this - https://crystal-lang.org/

Run in a terminal to get more info about the package.

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apt policy crystal; apt show crystal
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Re: Update: Crystal No description given 0.32.0-1 What is this?

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Thank you.

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crystal:
  Installed: 0.31.1-1
  Candidate: 0.32.0-1
  Version table:
     0.32.0-1 500
        500 https://dist.crystal-lang.org/apt crystal/main amd64 Packages
 *** 0.31.1-1 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
Package: crystal
Version: 0.32.0-1
Priority: extra
Section: default
Maintainer: Crystal Team <crystal@manas.tech>
Installed-Size: 85.5 MB
Depends: gcc, pkg-config, libpcre3-dev, libevent-dev
Recommends: git, libssl-dev, libz-dev
Suggests: libxml2-dev, libgmp-dev, libyaml-dev, libreadline-dev
Homepage: https://crystal-lang.org/
License: APACHE-2.0
Vendor: Crystal Team <crystal@manas.tech>
Download-Size: 27.4 MB
APT-Sources: https://dist.crystal-lang.org/apt crystal/main amd64 Packages
Description: no description given
This is already installed.

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Depends: gcc, pkg-config, libpcre3-dev, libevent-dev
Recommends: git, libssl-dev, libz-dev
Suggests: libxml2-dev, libgmp-dev, libyaml-dev, libreadline-de
Crystal's dependencies are clear.
What do Recommends: & Suggests: mean?
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Re: Update: Crystal No description given 0.32.0-1 What is this?

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Pretty much what the names say - recommends are packages a that are not hard dependencies but if installed will usually give some extra functionality to the main package. Suggests are related packages.

Anyway is the mystery solved for you? The package is the crystal programming language. You have installed it from a third party repo at some point.
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