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Re: configuration of base packages

On Sun, Jun 24, 2001 at 02:48:48PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> I'm wondering why it was added to base.   I understand it's
> priority standard and the default debian MTA, but...

It's priority important, and other important packages depend on it, in
particular mailx and at. I guess all three of those could be dropped to
standard reasonably. Maybe. ?

> > even better give the user a choice of a couple popular options:

Sure. That's what dselect's for.

> Sounds like more work than we should be doing at this level... This
> sort of thing seems like more of a job for tasksel.

Nope, tasksel isn't for alternative implementations of the same thing.


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