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Re: installation Profiles and Tasks

>> "Martin Bialasinski" <martin@internet-treff.uni-koeln.de> writes:

>> OK, so this mandatory task package with the >standard packages is
>> needed, as dselect will not be used, and apt-get -f install won't
>> install them all.

>> "Adam" == Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> wrote:

Adam> Interesting point.  Hadn't thought of that.  Theoretically, this
Adam> list can be automatically generated.  Note it will vary by
Adam> architecture.

Automatic generation should be no big problem. And these packages
should probably be marked for installation with --set-selection. There
is no real need for a important-packages package in the distribution,
or would it be useful for some users?

The differences in the architectures are a pain. The current master
file for the profiles has quite some arch dependant parts. So either
the tasks should not contain packages which are unavailable for a
architecture, or when a tasks contains such packages, then each
architecture needs a individual package for the task. Ugly, but still
doable it seems.


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