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Bug#298702: marked as done (debian-installer: Base installation is too big - should be trimmed)

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From: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: debian-installer: Base installation is too big - should be trimmed
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Package: debian-installer
Severity: minor

The installer is VERY good, but there is one are that should not be
overlooked. The basic vanilla installation (without any [x] desktop
etc.  selected) downloads packages from remote site that are not used
by average user.

For example if installed through modem, the obvious question is why
does it try to update/download packages like g++, bison and various
other development tools that my dad/mom will never use.

Through slow modem connection, this is seriuos performance penalty,
just to get to the point where installer finishes and one can run:

   apt-get remove g++ ...


I was able to trim the basic installation so that these packages were
removed directly after the netinstaller had finished. The size was
200M, but I'm sure experts can squeeze out more. The list is attached
below. Comments:

- Without any [x] checkboxes marked for packages during install, the
  result should be minimum system - a bare minimum.
- No dictionaries - makes no sense for foreign people
- no development tools (sharutils, g++, patch, diff ...)
- no extra documentation


While the exim4 is the default MTA, please add a checkbox to bypass
installing mail system altogether. In low end machines (64M or less)
one might want to install something more simpler/lighter (e.g ssmtp
for homenetwork/family machine).


- Ignore the "ppp" in listing. I did not need it, but it should 
  be inlcuded in netinstall for other.

Reading Package Lists...
Building Dependency Tree...
Package vacation is not installed, so not removed
Package ipmasqadm is not installed, so not removed
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  apt-utils* aptitude* bc* bin86* bison* dc* dictionaries-common* discover1*
  discover1-data* doc-debian* doc-linux-text* dpkg-dev* ed* fdutils* finger*
  flex* g++* g++-3.3* gcc* gcc-3.3* gdb* gnu-efi* gnupg* iamerican* ibritish*
  info* ipchains* ispell* libdiscover1* libnss-db* libstdc++5-3.3-dev* m4*
  make* manpages-dev* mime-support* mpack* mtools* pciutils* ppp* pppconfig*
  pppoe* pppoeconf* procmail* python* python-newt* python2.3* reportbug*
  tasksel* tcsh* texinfo* usbutils* wamerican* whois*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 53 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 73.9MB disk space will be freed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.10-1-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ISO-8859-1) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US)

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From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
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Subject: Bug#298702: fixed in tasksel 2.25
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Source: tasksel
Source-Version: 2.25

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
tasksel, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/t/tasksel/tasksel_2.25.dsc
  to pool/main/t/tasksel/tasksel_2.25.tar.gz
  to pool/main/t/tasksel/tasksel_2.25_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 298702@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> (supplier of updated tasksel package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Thu,  9 Jun 2005 19:30:45 -0400
Source: tasksel
Binary: tasksel
Architecture: source all
Version: 2.25
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
 tasksel    - Tool for selecting tasks for installation on Debian system
Closes: 271178 274936 275303 282166 282493 286170 292936 293108 298702 301273 301496 305148 306081 312462 312463 312464
 tasksel (2.25) unstable; urgency=low
   * Joey Hess
     - Add libtheora0 to desktop task so totem can play these files.
       (See #301262)
     - Add Bulgarian language and desktop language tasks contributed by
       Anton Zinoviev. Closes: #271178
     - Add tf2pt1, ttf2pt1-chinese and ttfprint to chinese-s an chinese-t to
       support printing of asian fonts. Closes: #305148
     - Remove language-env from chinese-t, since language-env does not support
       Chinese simplified yet. See #301496
     - Add scim-chewing and m17n-env to chinese-t-desktop, remove old cpanel
       and chinput input methods. Closes: #301496
     - Also remove language-env from chinese-s as it doesn't support that
       either, and remove obsolete cpanel from chinese-s-desktop too.
     - Add basic Arabic tasks. Closes: #282493
     - Add printconf to print-server for automatic printer setup. Closes: #293108
     - Add windbind to file-server since it's commonly used with samba.
       Closes: #292936
     - Look for desc files in /usr/local/share/tasksel too. Closes: #286170
     - Replace mozilla with firefox in desktop task. Closes: #282166
     - Add "force" test script contributed by Free Ekanayaka. This allows
       adding Test-force lines to tasks that force them to be installed,
       skipped, marked, or shown, without needing to write any code,
       and may be useful for CDDs. Closes: #275303
     - Allow later task descs to override earlier ones, useful if you
       want to blow away the standard Debian tasks, perhaps by using Test-force
       to hide them. Closes: #274936
     - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test
       scripts), to allow special control of tasks during new installs.
     - Add a new "standard" task which defaults to being marked for install
       on new installs and is otherwise hidden (because removing it makes
       little sense), and which causes all standard or above priority packages
       to be installed. Closes: #301273, #298702
     - Remove the -r, -i, and -s switches as unnecessary given the standard
     - Remove the -n switch since it was intended to be used with other removed
     - Make the lang test only do anything on new installs, to avoid tasksel
       looking at the LANG variable in everyday use.
     - Rename Packages field in input task files to Packages-list to allow
       really specifying a Packages value.
     - Deal better with ctrl-c cancel while in debconf.
   * KÄ?stutis BiliÅ«nas
     - Added openoffice.org-l10n-lt to lithuanian-desktop task.
     - Commented out kde-i18n-lt as the Lithuanian language currently is
       not supported by upstream.
     - Added aspell-lt to lithuanian task.
   * Christian Perrier
     - Fix errors in English descriptions of tasks:
       - web-server: "select packages"
       - *-desktop : "localises the desktop"
                     "that make it"
       - thai      : "for Thai speaking people"
       All translations unfuzzied
       Closes: #306081
   * Translations
     - All Bosnian translations completed by Safir Secerovic
     - All Malagasy translations added by Jaonary Rabarisoa
     - Fixes to Danish translations of language tasks by Claus Hindsgaul
     - All Vietnamese translations added by Clytie Siddall
     - Estonian translations of debconf templates by Siim Põder. Closes: #312464
     - Estonian translations of tasks by Siim Põder. Closes: #312463
     - Estonian translations of tasksel by Siim Põder. Closes: #312462
 f56c2d8339e0340f852698895fb9434d 628 base optional tasksel_2.25.dsc
 24cdfcb4077e143d1be99c8a598d27e9 229878 base optional tasksel_2.25.tar.gz
 1dd4f5c1b367968381361fff2a33e1fa 137230 base optional tasksel_2.25_all.deb

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