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Re: Bug#272406: Base-config installs way to many packages

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 06:12:31PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Frans Pop wrote:
> > I did a testinstall for unstable using i386 netboot.
> > During tasksel I selected 'manual package selection'. In aptitude I was 
> > presented with a list of packages that would be installed (I presume 
> > packages that had been selected by default).

> Note that this is a behavior change due to aptitude just being fixed in
> unstable to install standard priority packages by default again, after
> not doing that for some while.

> > These included:
> > - lib64gcc1, lib64stdc++6, amd64-libs (11MB!)
> >     I don't have a 64-bit system, and I don't have an amd processor, so I
> >     really don't want these installed.
> > - libdb2, libdb4.0, libdb4.1
> >     Of which only libdb4.1 is needed (by vacation).
> >     Note that libdb3 and libdb4.2 have already been installed during
> >     base-installation because op dependencies.
> > - libcrypt7, libcrypt1, libcrypt11
> >   libgnutils7, libgnutils10, libgnutils11
> >     Of these only the '11' variants are needed by other packages.
> > - Of the compiler-related packages, both version 3.3 and 3.4 were installed.

> The only way to change this is either to re-break aptitude, to not let
> the new aptitude into testing (but it fixes other RC bugs, and not
> installing all of standard is bad), or to talk to the ftp masters and
> get the overrides files fixed so this stuff is not in standard.

FWIW, amd64-libs is being pulled in by lib64gcc1, which is not yet
present in testing (from a new version of gcc-3.4).  These packages, at
least, won't be pulled in by default on a sarge install, even with an
updated aptitude.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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