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Re: configuration of base packages

On Sun, Jun 24, 2001 at 09:25:42PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Anthony Towns wrote:
> > 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. ?
> Mailx does meet the criteria for important very well though.
> Is there no way to have a package be priority important and skipped by
> tasksel?


I'd like to be able to automatically determine what to download and
install from the Packages file as far as possible. I've been using the
required and important priorities for this with additions, which seemed
to make sense: after boot-floppies is installed, we need all the packages
that are absolutely necessary for the proprer functioning of the system
(required), and all the packages you'd be lost without (important), and
any extra packages necessary to actually get at new packages (pcmcia-cs
for your network card, or ppp/pppoe for your dialup adaptor, eg).

I could recreate the base section, I suppose, and use that. I've been
resisting that since important is almost exactly what I want anyway, and
doesn't seem to have any particularly better uses.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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