Beta-3 Etch install avoiding commandline?
It does not seem possible to install a desktop system with a totally gui
interface using the beta-3 debian-installer. expertgui looks really
good, but tasksel 2.53 only has an option for 'Desktop environment'.
This may be broken
(http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=386244), but, as far
as I can see, does not include Synaptic or any other gui front end for
APT. So, post-install requires use of commandline apt-get or aptitude in
order to install any packages - including any particular desktop.
Is it possible to include a gui front end for APT in the installer for
the Etch release? A totally gui install would make Debian feasible for a
huge number of home desktop users migrating from Windows. Having to use
the commandline in the middle of an install (with no hand-holding) could
put a lot of potential users off.
Ideally, there should also be tasks for installing Gnome, KDE and Xfce