On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:14:40PM +0100, Hannes Mayer wrote: <snip> > BTW, I haven't seen any answer to my Q as of yesterday - maybe you > know the answer: The current sarge (25-JAN-2005) didn't have the > option "desktop environment" in tasksel, but the version as of > 17-JAN-2005 still had. Is this due a broken package as it happened > once last year (found this on google) ? > I hope this was just an accident, since installing X and GNOME > afterwards was rather painful and I didn't have the graphical login > (but 17-JAN-2005 worked very well). > > Thanks & best regards, > Hannes. Hi Hannes, 'testing' (sarge) is used for testing things before the distribution is released as stable. And one of the things that happens in testing is that packages are added and packages are removed based upon the presence and absense of dependencies. Tasksel (task selection) is a frontend to install various meta-packages. If the packages that 'desktop' depends upon was not present when 'tasksel' was built, I assume that they would leave it out. And when the ISO images are built again, if everything is ok, tasksel will have the desktop option. Are you familiar with meta-packages. Of note are: x-window-system, x-window-system-core, kde, gnome, and gnome-desktop-environment. -Kev ps. checkout my diagram: http://kmark.home.pipeline.com/debian.png -- counter.li.org #238656 -- goto counter.li.org and be counted! (__) (oo) /------\/ / | || * /\---/\ ~~ ~~ ...."Have you mooed today?"...
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