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How do tasks work now?

Hi Randolph,

 I'm having trouble finding documentation for the task system.  Looking
 at the available file on my machine, I see some packages include a
 'Task:' field.  Is this something each maintainer has to add to the
 control file or is it managed using an override file?  Are there
 guidelines for creating tasks?  I'm asking because we at debian-beowulf
 would like to have tasks, parallel-computing and
 parallel-computing-node.  The first one is the set of packages to be
 installed on a "master node" (development libraries, utilities,
 daemons) and the second one are those that comprise a runtime

 Another question, is tasksel excluded from the freeze?  Can the task
 descriptions be updated?  As far as I can see those are stored on a
 central file.


Marcelo             | He didn't look mad, but they never did.
mmagallo@debian.org |         -- (Terry Pratchett, Strata)

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