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Re: Bug#261873: Move setserial out of base (?)

J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) wrote:

[I'm not on debian-boot; please respect the Reply-To]

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 13:44:48 +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
What really has to happen for this is an upload of debootstrap which
doesn't install it.  I'd very like to see such an upload.  I'd also like
to see "#247906: Please don't install boot loaders" addressed (at least on
mips/mipsel, I cannot speak for the other arches with 100% confidence).
JHM, can you talk to -boot and then prepare an urgency high upload?

I've refrained from making any changes to debootstrap's list of packages to
be installed for some time now, as a previous upload of mine making such
changes caused quite some irritation with the d-i folks.

I'll be happy to do an upload, provided there is a clear consensus from the
d-i folks as to which changes to the packages list are to be installed.

So, folks, what changes in the list of packages installed by debootstrap
would you like to see?

What I as a _user_ would like to see is one or mor separate lists that I can easily hack on. The standard list of packages that gets installed is not what I want, and so that entails me installing stuff I don't want and then replacing it with my choices.

There's a lot of folk running Postfix, Sendmail and other MTAs. Making them install exim makes no sense at all.

Then there's the fact there are some packages I _always_ install - vim, less and many others. It should be simple for me to get them all in, simple for me to create custom install images instead of having to rebuild the whole shebang.



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