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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 
or console-tools.

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.

Anton Zinoviev

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