Bug#510928: Needs way to set tasksel/desktop with hacking /var/cache/debconf/config.dat
It'd be useful to be able to set the desktop for tasksel after installing a standard system (e.g. when not using an xfce cdrom but wanting xfce as the desktop later). This also could help with preseeding a desktop that doesn't use gnome but is different than the usual.
Would this also affect tasks in aptitude, or is that only affected by debian-tasks.desc (and task fields if applicable)?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii aptitude 0.4.11.11-1~lenny1 terminal-based package manager
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.24 Debian configuration management sy
ii liblocale-gettext-per 1.05-4 Using libc functions for internati
ii tasksel-data 2.77 Official tasks used for installati
tasksel recommends no packages.
tasksel suggests no packages.
-- debconf information:
tasksel/first: Standard system