Steven Chamberlain <firstname.lastname@example.org> (15/04/2013): > For all the problems OdyX mentioned from testing, I've found a single > cause and filed bug #705435. I've updated this page to demonstrate a > functioning GNOME desktop on GNU/kFreeBSD: > https://wiki.debian.org/Debian_GNU/kFreeBSD_Desktop#Wheezy_GNOME > > On 15/04/13 05:53, Christian PERRIER wrote: > > I was balanced about working in tasksel to upload with the simple > > "move to Recommends" fix but a brief discussion on IRC discouraged me. > > For something as important as dropping a desktop environment from the > release, I'd like to have seen discussion take place with debian-bsd@ > copied in; this came as just a bit of a surprise. The feedback I got to my mail to -bsd@ didn't sound like Gnome was actually usable, and that Xfce was a bad choice. And last I checked, not touching things when unsure is what we do at this very late stage of the freeze. > > And, well, doesn't this issue really fit the definition of > > "important"? > > If the severity of this is downgraded, that as an incentive for this to > be missed out of any NMU or refused an unblock. > > I felt certain this was an RC bug and/or policy violation. A package, a > task, a whole desktop environment became uninstallable on two release > architectures. We still have a tasksel option for GNOME (fails with apt > error 100 due to this) and CD's are being built with its packages. If you GNU/kFreeBSD folks want Gnome to be installable again, then fine. But you should have made it clear when I asked. I thought I made it clear I needed feedback, and I wrote “*right now*”. For unrelated reasons, d-i will need a new upload, so I can update tasksel today as well, before rc2 images get built again. Mraw, KiBi.
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