Installation Size Different - bug ?
Install One :
Installed Debian Squeeze onto my laptop using the netinst cd.
During installation, I did not have access to the internet and installed the "Standard System" during tasksel.
Install Two :
Installed Debian Squeeze onto my desktop using the same netinst cd.
However, this time I had connected the desktop to my router during installation. Similarly installed the "Standard System".
Both system were later installed with KDE and working fine.
Noticed that immediate after installation of the "Standard System", the desktop had more files installed eg. the exim package.
No other MTA was found installed in the laptop Debian installation.
Any idea why the extra packages (eg exim) are installed when desktop is connected to the router?
Are they actually required?
Does it means that
- we've found a way to install Debian with less packages (since laptop installation is stable and have less packages) , or
- we've found a bug in the installation process (ie assuming laptop installation is "unstable", which is currently not the case)
Appreciate any advise.