reassign 543256 pkgsel thanks Quoting Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org): > Package: debian-installer > Version: 20090123lenny1 > Severity: wishlist > > Heya, > > Please make installation of recommended packages in d-i optional, at > least by adding a question in expert mode. This is one of the features > quite a lot admins turn off right after installations (found out by an > ad-hoc survey here at FrOSCon). There is *already* such an option. Actually, this is a preseedable parameter that's documented in http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/apbs04.html#preseed-pkgsel # By default, packages that are only Recommended by packages installed using # pkgsel/include (as opposed to their dependencies) will not be installed. # Uncomment this line to install Recommends as well. #d-i pkgsel/include/install-recommends boolean true Please note that D-I does *not* install Recommends when it installs tasks. However, of course, the installed system has the default setting of Recommends being installed. Should it be the job of D-I to prompt users about this: that's the main question.
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