Re: woody release task needs help: package priorities
On Fri, 18 May 2001, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 03:46:13AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > Here's a provisional list of packages which are standard or higher and
> > should not be:
> > fingerd not very secure for baseline
> > ftpd not very secure for baseline
> > talk rather obsolete, but debatable
> > talkd not very secure for baseline
> > telnetd not very secure for baseline
> I've dropped all of these to optional. (*d based on most people not really
> needing servers running locally, talk based on it presumably not being much
> use without a talkd)
> It might be useful to be able to get these sorts of things back using a
> 'unix-servers' task or similar.
> Since there's a 'tetex' task, I've also dropped tetex from standard to
> optional: people who want TeX will need to choose the task now.
And since there's a task-c-dev, also drop gcc from standard?
What about making a few task-* packages standard and have tasksel pre-select
them by default? (I.e. start with [X] instead of [ ])
Another thing: will it still be _easy_ to install a small system without gcc,
emacs, lpr, rcs etc.?