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Re: please do not force aptitude

also sprach Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> [2004.11.07.0142 +0100]:
> Tasksel is frozen. The current situation is fine except for a 1%
> of users who happen to need to be expert debian users anyway, and
> who can work around it. I'm trying to release sarge, not make it
> perfect.

I concur, but I would claim that the percentage is larger by factors
than the 1% you quote.

But especially new users prefer not to be dumped into aptitude with
its 10'000 packages before even getting a chance to log in and get
a bit of a feel for their new Debian system. In the courses
I taught, people were always very grateful when I showed them the
philosophy behind a minimal install and an install-on-demand policy

I just find it very sad that sarge does not continue along the

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