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Re: configuration of base packages

On Sun, Jun 24, 2001 at 06:43:29PM -0700, Randolph Chung wrote:
> > 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?
> How about if we change the semantics of the -r and -i flags of tasksel
> so that it only marks a package for install if it doesn't conflict with 
> a package already marked for installation.
> This will require that we track Provides and Conflicts in tasksel tho...

No need for that: by the time tasksel's run, you've had no chance to install
anything that conflicts with anything. After tasksel's run, you get to use
dselect to do such things, but it already ensures Provides and Conflicts are


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