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Re: please do not force aptitude

also sprach Geert Stappers <stappers@stappers.nl> [2004.11.07.1802 +0100]:
> To get a minimal system, I use this trick:
>  * select nothing in tasksel
>  . you get forced into the ugly[1] looking aptitude
>  * quit aptitude, it is the first thing you do
>  * confirm the quit (aptitude is probably dissapointed that it isn't used)
>  . debian-installer continues[2]

If you do this, then the next time you run aptitude, it will pull in
all the stuff you previously ignored. Of course, if you don't use
aptitude, it should not matter to you.

The only way to get a minimal system and the ability to use aptitude
later is by skipping the software installation step in base-config

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