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

|| On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 10:51:00 +0200
|| Free Ekanayaka <free@agnula.org> wrote: 

fe> |--==> 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.

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

Sure. This is what I think tasksel should allow. I will take a look at
tasksel code to change it but this will not be included in sarge since
this will change a lot of code (I think, joeyh?).

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