Re: Should D-I install console-setup with kbd and console-tools or not?
On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 08:15:53AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> D-I does not follow Recommends during base-installer (as discussed last
> month). This means that currently console-setup gets installed without kbd
> and console-tools.
This is wrong. Console-setup can not configure the console without kbd
Isn't the installer the program that makes the decision whether kbd or
console-tools has to be installed?
> Would it be better in your opinion to force installation of Recommends for
> console-setup? What exactly is the difference for users?
I am not sure I understand. I can make c-s to depend on kbd or
console-tools. Should I?
In the past c-s used strong dependency but I changed it to only
recommends because of request by porters working on architectures which
do not have kbd or console-tools (i.e. BSD). This was before the split
of c-s. Now with the new package keyboard-configuration I think I can
use again dependency if you want.