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Bug#274936: tasksel: Split the debian-tasks.desc

|--==> Otavio Salvador writes:

  OS> || On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 19:22:33 -0400
  OS> || Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote: 

  jh> Free Ekanayaka wrote:
  >>>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
  >>>diverted one.

  jh> I can't think of a better approach right now. I suppose such an import
  jh> could be automated.

  OS> Maybe a possibility to overwrite a task using the same name so you can
  OS> provide another "desktop" task, for example, and don't need divert all
  OS> .desc file.

This  seems a good  option to me.  I'd not  provide another Desktop or
another Mail server, but  if I can  override an already defined task I
could just add a  Test-false: field with  a  false script that  always
return 1 (= do not display task).



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