Bug#379067: closed by Joey Hess <email@example.com> (Re: Processed: Re: Bug#379067: couple of minor glitches in install of powerpc, lspci)
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#379067: netinst CD should not be added to sources list of target
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From: Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: July 24, 2006 11:41:36 AM EDT
Subject: Re: Processed: Re: Bug#379067: couple of minor glitches in
install of powerpc, lspci
lspci is present in current daily builds. Closing this bug.
see shy jo
Well actually, it's a bit more complicated than that. As noted
elsewhere, lspci is pulled in by the "Desktop" task. It's not
present in the "bare-bones" ("Desktop" un-checked) install (as one
might want to use for a simple server -- a case where you might
actually want "lspci" and friends to be present...)
So to put the problem as simply as possible:
The command "lspci" is present during the installation. But after
the reboot, whether lspci is present or absent depends on whether the
user left the "Desktop environment" checked when the installer was
running tasksel. If it was checked, then lspci will be present in
the installed system after the reboot. If it was not checked, then
lspci will be absent after the reboot.
It seems to me that lspci is such a basic tool that it ought to be
present in the bare-bones system, not dragged in as an afterthought
by the Desktop task.
As I understand it (Debian bug processing is still a bit of a mystery
to me...) the above is what bug#379120 is all about -- so closing
379067 (which is about whether or not to put a "deb cdrom" into the
installed sources.list file when installing from a netinst CD, but
also mentions the lspci question in passing) is correct, but this is
not the correct reason.