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Re: metapackages

On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 03:18:36PM +0100, rosea.grammostola wrote:
> I see the tasksel way is pretty nice, but to be useful your sources e.g.  
> metapackages should already be in Debian/ Ubuntu right?

The tasksel control file is created according to the packages available
in the target distribution (in the same manner as the metapackages).
[Perhaps I'm missing the point of your question.]

> Or is there a  
> easy way to fix this with a minimal install cd / netinstall or do you  
> have to make your custom iso then?

There is no need for an extra iso - just build for your target
distribution which can in principle point to a private Packages file of
a private distribution - that's why I assume that it should work for
Ubuntu and the result will be the set of packages in Ubuntu.  So it
should work for any other Debian derivative.

Kind regards



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