Bug#399840: Do we want an ssh-server task? vs. Bug#452388: "standard" system
On Tuesday 28 July 2009, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I'd very much appreciate to have more input about this. I think that
> > an SSH server deserves to be put in light in some way. On the other
> > hand, having a task for only one package is kind of overkill....
> Why not put the ssh server (and client) into the "standard" task?
That's not how the standard task works: it is defined by the Priority
field of packages, not a list we can put things in like the others.
And an important argument against ssh-server in standard is that we want
to have as few services as possible that listen for network connections
in a standard install.
Note that we already _do_ install ssh-server when an installation uses
network-console, i.e. when the installation itself uses ssh-server.
> I feel like the worst problem with the Standard task is that it's an
> artifical collection, not something with a purpose like the other
No, it is not a random collection. It is what the project has defined
as "the set of utilities that users expect to be present by default on a
normal Linux/Unix system". See the definition of Priority: standard in
> I never install the standard task on the latter [...]
I always install the standard task (but may remove a few selected packages