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Re: Which task package installs gpm?

On Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 03:05:05PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> Tasksel does support autoselecting required, important, and standard
> packages via the -r, -i, and -s switches. Currently, though, it is only
> called with -ri, not -ris.
> Policy states that:
>      `standard'
>           These packages provide a reasonably small but not too limited
>           character-mode system.  This is what will install by default if
>           the user doesn't select anything else.
> When I was writing base-config I read this and was a little confused about
> its intent. Does it mean that standard packages should only be autoselected
> if the user selects nothing else? If so, dselect is sorta kinda in violation.
> And what should tasksel do? Not autoselect standard packages if the user
> picks any tasks at all?

Well, I don't even have a handle on what is marked standard any more. 
But it feels to me like adding -s is the right thing to do.


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