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Re: missing lspci on a fresh install

Package: base

On Sep 18, 2006, at 4:57 PM, Frans Pop wrote:

On Monday 18 September 2006 21:49, Rick Thomas wrote:
On Sep 18, 2006, at 10:17 AM, De Leeuw Guy wrote:
Frans Pop a écrit :
The d-i team is not responsible for what is part of the base
system and what is not.

Then who is?  Where should I send a bug report?

What is your rationale for including it?
lspci is hardly an essential tool (although it _is_ highly useful of
course, but so are a couple of 100 other tools that are not included)...

Correct place to file a bug report would be the pseudo package "base", but
I strongly suggest you do not file a bug for this.

This has been discussed before.

Since the install-report template requests the output of lspci, I would think you -- of all folks -- would want it as part of the base system.

As things stand, it gets dragged in most of the time because the "Desktop" task needs it. But if I chose to do a minimal install without including the Desktop task (say for example because I just want to test a new part of the debian installer and I don't want to wait for the whole Desktop task to get installed) well, lspci isn't there.

Another use case for including pci-utils (the parent package of lspci) in the base-system is for a server install, where the Desktop task is not likely to be wanted, but the utilities in pci-utils are likely to be needed.

But, as you point out, "The d-i team is not responsible for what is part of the base system and what is not." So I'll just submit a bug report to "base" and let those who *are* responsible sort it out.

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