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Bug#996955: task-desktop silently pulls in task-desktop-gnome via Recommends

On Thu 21 Oct 2021 at 20:39:01 +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, dem 21.10.2021 um 18:33 +0100 schrieb Brian Potkin:
> > I think this is exactly the way it was designed. Whether the design
> > is the best is what has been brought up in this report.
> The results are pretty surprising and unpredictable, though.

Indeed. Many users, myself included, have stared at the choices and
wondered what the first choice implies. "Default - Gnome" next to it
might have helped.

Fortunately, not selecting it isn't of any consequence. A user gets
what else is chosen.
> > There is the concept of "default desktop". At the present time it is
> > Gnome. The first selection is for the default. The description for
> > task-desktop says:
> You don't have a chance to read the description of the task-desktop
> package during d-i. As Holger already stated, it must be made clear
> that merely selecting "Desktop Environment" will have the same effect
> as selecting the first one in the list, even if this has been
> explicitly unselected.

No, that is not the case. Selecting "Desktop Environment" only will
have the effect of selecting the default desktop. This could be Xfce,
which is not the first one in the list.



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