Re: Debian/RedHat at our university
In a message dated 3/4/99 10:53:58 AM Central Standard Time,
> > 1. Debian has a large number of packages (2400 in potato, and just under
> > 2000 in slink). All of the package maintainers communicate, so thus the
> > packages work more smoothly together.
> It might help a little, if there would be some ready made 'installation
> sets' (like 'single workstation', 'internettet workstation', 'server')
> with ready assembled collection of packages? There is so huge number of
> packages available that it isn't so easy to find out in the beginning what
> to install what not. More experienced installers can easily do all
> dselections themselves, but this would help newbies, who for sure are
> nowadays installing debians.
This is already a feature of the installation - after installing the base
system, install asks you to select the type of installation you want, and
selects packages accordingly. Then dselect runs to allow you to configure