Bug#758096: tasksel: Allow to select specific packages during installation - just "DE", "Web server", "Mail server" is NOT enough
Inspired by the last discussion about default gnome3 in the installer
I want to say that now the tasksel itself very inconvenient.
During installation, it just offers you with very broadly defined
"desktop environment", "web server", "mail server" and etc.
You can't choose what DE you want, what mail server you want etc;
moreover you can't even know what each option is!
I think it renders tasksel nearly useless - I must always uncheck
all tasks and install everything manually. Some people said the same
in that last discussion.
tasksel should offer a selection (submenu?) for each option, at least
with most popular packages. For example it's really critical that
you should be able to select between KDE, XFCE and gnome3; maybe also
MATE and etc. For mail server - at least exim/postfix... And so on.
It seems it's a rather simple feature - maybe it's even possible to
implement it before releasing jessie?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64
Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to ru_RU.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii apt 1.0.1
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.52
ii liblocale-gettext-perl 1.05-8
ii perl-base 5.18.2-2+b1
ii tasksel-data 3.20
tasksel recommends no packages.
tasksel suggests no packages.
-- debconf information: