Bug#274936: tasksel: Split the debian-tasks.desc
|--==> Joey Hess writes:
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JH> Free Ekanayaka wrote:
>>I propose to split the debian-tasks.desc file in several
>>* lang-tasks.desc: for language related tasks which get
>>automatically installed or excluded
>>* server-tasks.desc: for server related tasks (Mail server,
>>File server, etc.)
>>* desktop-tasks.desc: for desktop related task (currently
>>This way it's simpler for CDDs to divert only part of the tasks
>>(typically server and/or desktop), while leaving untouched the others.
JH> It seems to me that no matter what split I choose, it will not be the
JH> split appropriate for someone's custom distribution. Unless perhaps if I
JH> split out one file per task, and then it will be too much work to divert
JH> away all these files, and keep the diversions up to date as debian tasks
JH> are added or removed.
Yes, I see your point.
So what do you suggest me to do if I want to keep all the automatic
language related tasks and get rid of Desktop, Mail server, etc?
Should I copy all the language related file to my custom task list and
divert debian-tasks.desc entirely?
I don't like this solution that much, but it's almost only an esthetic
complain. However if some language task changes in the original
debian-tasks.desc from tasksel, then I have to re-import them in my