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Bug#386244: tasksel 'Desktop environment' task hangs

So, I've fixed half of the problem underlying this bug, but I don't know
what to do about the rest.

Tasksel uses apt to install a few packages that X needs pre-installed
for hardware detection (like discover1) before the desktop task is
installed. But there turns out to be a problem with the way apt is
called from tasksel; if it needs to prompt for a CD, it hangs. 

I'd like to fix that by making tasksel use debconf-apt-progress for that
apt run, like it does for the rest of the install, but I'm not sure how
to. Overly technical explanation:

  If tasksel is running standalone, a separate progress bar could be
  used for this, easy enough. But if tasksel is running from pkgsel with a
  progress bar already up, then it would need to adjust the waypoints so
  the first debconf-apt-progress call uses a small percentage of the bar,
  and the task install the rest. And somehow coordinate with the preinst
  script for the desktop task. 
This seems like it will be too complex to implement.

see shy jo

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