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Bug#267059: Installation report: RC1

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On Friday 20 August 2004 11:23, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > ***PROBLEM: The new installation routine does not install development
> > tools.
> I may be wrong, but IIRC tasksel still includes a "Development"
> task.....so you have this possibility when you got the tasksel screen.

OK, I may need to do a new test (I don't mind) to check this. During install, 
I started the install with a simple boot, took defaults. When I reached the 
installation method, I used FTP. After moving forward, I reached the "Choose 
software to install" screen. Development was not on the list.

What is the secret to getting to the screen that has a development task?

> However, this depends whether you had apt working in 2nd stage...and
> downloading all tasks.
> > to install development tools as part of the base install back in the
> > intaller. This change is a giant step backward.
> Well, for you....for Joe User who don't event known about make, this
> is probably not that a problem..:-)

<g> Point well taken. My guess is that Joe User *IS* eventually going to care, 
though. Sooner or later he's going to want to install something that doesn't 
have a .deb. When he get's the software, he's going to be told that all he 
has to do is

	make install

*NOW* he cares. He may not have any idea what these statements do, but he's 
going to care that he can't do them.

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