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Bug#908804: [task-desktop] Move xserver-xorg-video-all to recommends

Control: tags -1 + pending

Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> wrote:
> On 09/14/2018 09:03 AM, Alexander Kernozhitsky wrote:
> > Package: task-desktop
> > Version: 3.45
> > Severity: wishlist
> > 
> > Now task-desktop depends on xserver-xorg-video-all, which forces to have all 
> > the video drivers in the system, even if they appear unused. I suggest to move 
> > xserver-xorg-video-all into Recommends and depend on xorg-driver-video (to 
> > force the system to have at least one video driver installed).
> > 
> I don't think this makes sense.  There's little cost to having unused
> drivers around (hell, installing the kernel package gets you loads more
> that you can't opt out of), and installing a single random driver is
> typically not going to get you anything.

Alexander's proposal makes sense when it comes to creating a minimalistic
system for example. 
This is however not the approach behind this tasks from tasksel; they have to 
serve a maximum of hardware and user configurations, and especially need to fit 
for unexperienced users. 
Experienced users or people with special requirements will have the knowledge,
how to make their system suitable for their needs.
That's not the scope of tasksel and its tasks.

So tagging this bug as wontfix


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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