Re: Tasks and profiles for the debian-cd program
On Thursday 7 January 1999, at 17 h 27, the keyboard of Steve McIntyre
> In generating the list, I see a lot of packages that (IMHO) should
> _definitely_ be added to the default list, in particular bits of the
> previous xbase package that have now been split out. X without (e.g.)
> xterm is a bit crap really.
This was added yesterday in the CVS tree. Always check it first.
I've added in the master file (remember that we cannot add everything, hard
disks are not large enough and the Dialup profile is now 479 mega-bytes...),
which governs tasks and profiles:
> apmd - notebooks
There is no "laptop" task. Any volunteer to make a list of packages they
specifically need? (I don't have one.)
> apt - !!!
Suppress the !s. apt is in the base system, already installed by boot-floppies.
> cdparanoia - similar to cdda2wav
> cdrdao - similar to cdrecord
> dpkg-multicd - obviously
In the base system, already installed by boot-floppies.
> exim-doc - exim is standard mailer, docs might help
Note that exim does not even suggest exim-doc, that's why I missed it. Added.
> gimp-manual - if we're pushing gimp as a default...
Same thing. And it's huge. 18 megabytes. Added only to a few tasks.
> hdparm - it might be nice if people can set up their disks
I live in a pure SCSI world... Seriousy, people who choose tasks and profiles
(instead of picking one package by one) really want to use hdparm?
> hwtools - and other hardware
> isapnptools - ditto
OK, I see. Added.
> isdnutils - ditto
Yo. I use it myself and I forgot it :-) Added. Unfortunately, it brings a lot
of stuff with it.
> kernel-source-2.0.36 - !!!
I don't see it as mandatory (and it's *huge*). Added in the same cases as
> lesstif - needed for mozilla?
lesstifG is already there.
> mozilla - surely we have to offer it?
Widely added. We had no graphical Web browser.
> set6x86 - needed for some people to get reasonable performance
Same thing as hwtools. Are people able to use it? (I mean beginners, the
people most likely to use the pre-selections.)
> xdm - I would imagine most X-using people will want it
> xfs - ditto
Added in some cases. I disagree with 'I would imagine most X-using people will
> xmodmap - ditto
Hmm, we have xkb. I hesitate.
> xserver-* - still needed for some video cards AFAIK
Which servers do you suggest?
> xterm - !!!
Already done, see above.
> Maybe we should also add more of the non-English language support too,
> which I've put in the big list below (man-pages-<language>, i<language>
> and w<language>.
Note there is a Chinese task. Other tasks are welcome, if their maintainer
send me the list of packages.