Re: How do tasks work now?
> 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
There are three ways to create tasks. they are described in a README file
in the tasksel source. Quoting here:
On startup, the tasksel program will read
/usr/share/tasksel/debian-tasks.desc for information about what tasks are
available and their descriptions and sections. Next it will read
/var/lib/dpkg/available. Task: fields in that file can be used to state
that a package belongs to a task or tasks. Also, the package names are used
to identify task packages (matching "task-*").
The task-* package name method for producing tasks is deprecated and
should not be used for woody.
The central debian-tasks.desc file is provided by the tasksel package
and is maintained mostly by the debian boot-floppies team (please mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for modification requests.)
Apologies for the delay in replying.. I've been busy and this thread
seems to be slipped through the cracks.
Debian Developer <email@example.com>