Package: tasksel Version: 2.66 Severity: wishlist Recently the priority of a number of development packages was lowered from standard which means they are no longer installed by default. This is a good thing, but IMO it would be nice if these packages could be installed in an easy way using a Development task. The main challenge will be to get translations for the task, but possibly we can find existing translations somewhere. The following list of packages is now no longer installed by default (65MB installed; 19MB download): bin86 binutils (dep) bison bzip2 (recommended by dpkg-dev; suggested by tar, apt) cpp (dep from build-essential) cpp-4.1 (dep) dpkg-dev (dep from build-essential) flex g++ (dep from build-essential) g++-4.1 (dep) gcc (dep) gcc-4.1 (dep) gdb libc6-dev (dep; dep from build-essential) libssp0 (dep) libstdc++6-4.1-dev (dep) linux-kernel-headers (dep) manpages-dev (dep) In addition, I think the following packages could be part of a Development task (10MB installed; 3.5MB download): build-essential debhelper devscripts dput po-debconf (dep) If creation of a task is not an option, then please reassign to debian-cd as IMO we should at least make sure that some of these packages are available on the 1st CDs to enable people to build custom kernels or modules after installation.
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