Quoting Matthew Palmer (email@example.com): > Out of curiosity, how are people in this situation actually installing their > systems? Are there really that many people out there that are keyboarding When it comes at /me: "aptitude install openssh-server". OTOH, I've already seen the addition of an SSH server being forgotten when a server is manually installed in a hurry, so having this popping up and make it easier to not forget seems to have some added value. > As someone who has preseeded their installs to the point where a new, > fully-configured machine is nothing more than a 10 minute appointment with > the PXE server, I'm having trouble imagining that there's a large market for > this microtask, but I've been wrong before. I just think it's a question > worth asking. It's hard to say whether there is a large market or not. The only thing we can say is that this bug's history is quite long (and, from memory, the suggestion pops up from time to time) and, after much much pondering (and live discussion at Debconf), I finally decided to get along with it. An element of the decision was also that Colin mentioned that the task was requested (and added) in Ubuntu which adds something to the "there is some demand for it". I was personnally balanced for adding some other stuff to the task. Actually, the discussion with Colin made me discover the nice utilities he mentioned. Still, because there was a quite strong opposition to a more versatile task, the rough consensus was that we could first try adding the task and then see whether there is a demand for something more complete, or not.
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