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Re: please do not force aptitude

On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 06:04:56PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> 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.

Indeed, I don't use aptitude.

> 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
> altogether.

( in normal use ( no "expert" mode )  d-i will do software installation )

What trick is use to skip software installation (to get a minimal system) ?

Geert Stappers

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