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Bug#589213: Do not install Exim in minimal system

[Daniel Richard G.]
> I want to install a minimal Debian/squeeze system. When the
> installer presents the tasksel screen, I unselect everything, even
> "Standard system utilities". Yet when the install is finished, I see
> that a complete exim4 installation is present, and running. This is,
> to say the least, inappropriate for a minimal install.

Why do you find exim4 inappropriate for a minimal install?

> From the looks of it, exim4 is installed because of a Recommends: by
> the cron package:

This can be verified by running 'aptitude why exim4' in the installed

I suspect the change you propose can not be implemented by
debian-installer, but instead would have to be done by changing cron
or any other package pulling in the mta package.  At least the way d-i
is designed at the moment.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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