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Bug#388549: Please pull avahi-daemon with a GNOME desktop installation (for Rhythmbox)

Package: tasksel
Version: 2.54
Severity: wishlist


 I should have requested this earlier, so here it goes:
 I've added a Recommends on Rhythmbox to pull avahi-daemon to be able
 share music on the network.  Please pull in avahi-daemon in tasksel's
 GNOME desktop task as well as it currently doesn't pull Recommends.


 I'm writing down the rationale below, as I'm sure some people will
 question the change.

 There were some people who objected to the move because of security
 concerns.  I believe this should work out of the box.  I have a MacOSX
 at home, and it listens to mdns by default.  I don't have a Windows
 Media thingy, but I hear it also supports UPnP by default.

 This discussion was also made on the Ubuntu lists, and since Ubuntu has
 gathered a greater desktop / security ratio of folks, and since
 discussion are less flamy there, they had an useful discussion on the
 subject as well.  Their decision was to not include this feature in
 dapper because of their "no open port" policy, which they didn't want
 to change for the first long-term support release they were doing.

 You might wonder why I'm still pushing for this feature; well, I
 consider the desktop machine is not supposed to be a fortress, but
 should be a place to do stuff, to work on professional documents, to
 watch videos, and to listen to music.  There's nothing technical in
 this concept, hence my non-technical decision: it should work by
 default, you should not have to turn 50 knobs on to make it work.

 As a final note, I consider we lack some sort of mini-policy on open
 ports.  Since there's no policy, no one is setting any limit, and
 perhaps I'm doing something very stupid by adding an open port by
 default.  I really wish that people who oppose the issue would bring it
 to the tech-ctte so that we can get a ruling on "desktop feature versus
 security by default with the desktop install".


-- System Information:
Debian Release: Debian unstable (sid)
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-2-686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR@euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii  aptitude                      0.4.3-1    terminal-based apt frontend
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.4      Debian configuration management sy
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-1     Using libc functions for internati
ii  tasksel-data                  2.54       Official tasks used for installati

tasksel recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
  tasksel/first: manual package selection

Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org>
"better late than sorry"   :-P

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