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Re: tasksel problem

> > Maybe we could mark the mail-transport-agent virtual package as important
> And just how do you suggest we do that? :-P

No idea. I don't even know if this is possible. Maybe we could define a
base-system task which is automatically selected by tasksel and depends
on mail-transport-agent and other important packages.

> > Another solution would be having the possibility to load a user defined
> > package selection list after tasksel has done its job. Here exim could be
> > marked for deinstallation and another mta selected instead.
> > 
> > The tasksel behaviour is very annoying on this point. There is no way for
> > the user to add more packages to the tasksel selection list. I have such a
> > list on a floppy but can't load it until the installation is completed.
> > 
> > Can we add to the tasksel postinst a prompt for loading a user package list
> > from a file?
> You can always use the apt setup to register another apt source and have
> task packages in there.

Yes, but I would like a simpler mechanism which would allow me just adding
or removing standard packages from the tasksel generated selections by
loading a selection list from a file; no need to mess with apt sources or
defining more tasks, just deselect exim and select gpm and sendmail.

Massimo Dal Zotto

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