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Re: Desktop task broken on !(i386/powerpc)

On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 05:21:03AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> > Joeyh, this is no solution, and you perfectly know it. We need something a bit
> > more fine grained than the current tasks, which allow everyone to be happy,
> > without having to loose time fiddling through individual package lists in
> > aptitude. I admit that this is maybe not doable in sarge anymore, but this is
> > indeed a somewhat serious bug which would have been nice to be fixed.
> *sigh*

 * sigh too * :)

you still don't understand the problem, do you ? 

> Since you won't try it for yourself, here's a screenshot.

Well, this is all fine and well, but it is still not a solution, just a ugly
hacky workaround. Would it be so scary to add two more tasks ? really ? I
understand there may be an usability issue since i think tasksel don't support
task dependencies, but this is the way it should be :

  [ ] Simple Desktop (No gnome or KDE)
  [ ] Gnome Desktop
  [ ] KDE Desktop
      (both of these would enable the simple desktop stuff)
  ... load of server tasks ...

Or if you would go further with your logic, you would have :

  [ ] Desktop system
  [ ] Server System

Or even further :

  [ ] Debian system

And then, what is the utility of the task stuff ? We could as well remove it,
especially as all the usefull desktop tasks have dissapeared anyway.


Sven Luther

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